The Provincial Government of Albay through the Albay Provincial Vaccination Operation Center (APVOC) under Albay Provincial Health Office (APHO) together with the Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO), Environment National Resources Office (ENRO), Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO), Provincial Social Welfare Development Office (PSWDO), Provincial Human Resource and Management Office (PHRMO) and Provincial Youth Development Office (PYDO) and representative from different stakeholders conducted its “Orientation and Advocacy Meeting today, April 12, 2021 at Albay Astrodome, Legazpi City.

During the meeting APHO discussed about the Updates on COVID-19 cases, APVOC Roles and Responsibilities, COVID Vaccination Program with its policy and clinical updates, status of LGU when it comes in preparation including, master listing the priority groups, readiness of vaccination sites, and updates with regards to vaccination coverage. Lastly, they also discussed about understanding the COVID-19 Vaccines and its Efficacy.

The Provincial Government in adherence to the Executive Order No.05 series of 2021, an order providing guidelines in the implementation of the National Vaccination Program for COVID-19 in the Province of Albay, aims to preserve health system, protect those at most risk of severe death to mitigate the spread and reduce the morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Hence, vaccination shall follow implementation and prioritization criteria, and to monitor the implementation of the campaign.