VACCINATION SITE. Rural health units in Angeles City, Pampanga have been designated as vaccination sites for Covid-19 starting on Tuesday (June 21, 2022). The move is to make it more accessible to the residents. (Photo courtesy of Angeles City Government)

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – The city government here on Tuesday started to decentralize the vaccination sites for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to make them more accessible to residents.

Irish Calaguas, Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.’s chief adviser, said the mega vaccination site at the City College of Angeles was closed on Monday and there will be scheduled vaccination at the designated rural health units (RHUs) every Tuesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Ang hangarin po ni Mayor Lazatin para sa inisyatibong ito ay dalhin ng mas malapit at accessible ang bakuna sa mga Angeleños (The objective of Mayor Lazatin for this initiative is bring closer and accessible the vaccination to the Angeleños,” she said.

To date, there are six RHUs in the city.

The RHUs that now serve as vaccination sites are as follows: RHU 1 Sto. Domingo Main Health Center which covers residents from Barangays Lourdes Sur, Pulungbulu, San Jose, San Nicolas, and Sto. Rosario; RHU 2 in Lourdes NorthWest catering to Barangays Anunas, Cuatan, Cutcut, Pampang, and Sta. Trinidad; RHU 3 located in Lourdes Sur East, which attends to those in Barangays Agapito Del Rosario, Claro M. Recto, Malabanias, Sta. Teresita, and Virgen Delos Remedios;RHU 4 in Barangay Balibago, that also covers Angeleños coming from Amsic, Margot, and Sapangbato villages; RHU 5 in Pandan, that also services residents in Barangays Capaya, Mining, Ninoy Aquino, Salapungan, Sto. Cristo, and Tabun; and RHU 6 in Pulung Cacutud, which also attends to Cutud, Pulung Cacutud, Pulung Maragul, and Sapalibutad villagers.

City health officer Verona Guevarra said residents who are not yet vaccinated with the first dose or not fully vaccinated with the second dose and booster shot must go to the RHU near them, where there are assigned doctors and health workers to attend to them.

As of June 19, there are 10 active Covid-19 cases in the city. (PNA)