BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees welcomed their scheduled mass vaccination on May 20.
“We are thankful to the provincial government of Negros Occidental, headed by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, for its proven and continuous concern for the welfare of the entire workforce of this province,” PACE president Renelo Lastierre said yesterday.
Lastierre said that Capitol employees are not exempt from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Hence, protecting the workers who serve this province shall be primordial for the continuous delivery of public service,” he added.
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Monday that the Department of Health has already approved the proposal of the Provincial Health Office to conduct a mass vaccination of employees of the Capitol.
“We are targeting more than 1,000 provincial employees,” he said, adding that health workers have already been vaccinated.
Those aged 55 and above will be inoculated with AstraZeneca vaccines and Sinovac for 54 years old and below, Diaz said in an advisory to the employees. As of Monday, 46 Capitol employees had been infected with Covid-19, including a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.*