DOH Caraga says no room for complacency vs Delta variant

By Jennifer Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY – In time with the 19th Regional Vaccination Operations Center (RVOC) and Response Cluster Meeting via Zoom platform, the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga warned Caraganons to be more cautious and not to be complacent even when the region was placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) for the whole month of August.

DOH-Caraga regional director Dr. Cesar Cassion emphasized that people should not be complacent especially with the cases recorded on Delta variant. He urged all to intensify public awareness; practice of health protocols; and conduct of vaccination in the region.

“The Delta variant is rapidly spreading around the world. It appears to be more transmissible and may be associated with different symptoms. People are more likely to be hospitalized with the Delta variant,” said Cassion.

Cassion urged the different eligible priority sectors in the different provinces of the region to avail of the free vaccine from the government and help achieve the target of at least 70% herd immunity. 

“The vaccination is ongoing and we hope those who were among the priority sectors would have themselves vaccinated for their protection and for people that surround them,” said Cassion. 

He also called on the residents to take all the required doses of a vaccine to build full immunity. Philippine Information Agency

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