Press Release/April 19, 2021

Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) today called on all senior citizens and persons with comorbidities to register now in order to avail of the free Covid-19 vaccine.

“We urge all senior citizens and persons with comorbidities to participate and register in our government’s Covid-19 vaccination program to ensure added protection against the Covid virus. The registration is voluntary and the vaccine is free,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated.

“Once registered, an individual will undergo careful evaluation of his/her health status and exposure risk. Only after due assessment can a person be vaccinated at their respective LGUs,” he emphasized.

The online registration of priority groups A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (persons with comorbidities) is essential to ensure a smooth rollout of COVID-19 vaccines among the target population.

“Considering the limited supply of available vaccines, we also need to provide protection to our elderly due to the rising cases of Covid in the country,” Janairo added.

As of April 15, 2021, a total of 106,513 individuals have already received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the region.

A total of 7,313 senior citizens and 8,428 persons with comorbidities already received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

All target groups are advised to register online through the Facebook page of their respective LGUs. After registering, wait for text message or call from health workers for the next instruction. For other priority groups, wait for the announcement of the date of registration and vaccination.

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Local Government Units of the provinces of Rizal and Laguna launched their own online vaccination registration for senior citizens and persons with comorbidities to enlist.