The Vigan City government has signed a multilateral agreement with AztraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines for the advance purchase of 100,000 to 120,000 doses of its coronavirus vaccine.
In a statement released on Sunday, January 10, in the city government’s official Facebook page, Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said they signed the deal along with National Task Force COVID-19 and the Department of Health.
The politiko said they are aiming to immunize all Vigan residents aged 18 and above once the AztraZeneca vaccine is available.
“We ordered doses enough to vaccine all residents of Vigan City, aged 18 years old and above,” Medina said.
The mayor then urged residents to educate themselves about COVID-19 vaccination as early as now.
“Let us use the advances in science to our advantage. Make sure that you get hold of appropriate and accurate information regarding vaccines. It will save lives,” he added.