By Jan Albert Arana
MISAMIS ORIENTAL—Inmates of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail (MOPJ) received their COVID-19 jabs as part of the current vaccine rollout of the provincial government.
Some 300 inmates or persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) listed under A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (persons with comorbidity) priority groups got their Janssen COVID-19 vaccine shots, August 2.
The inmates extended their gratitude to the government saying they appreciated the inoculation as it gives them additional protection against COVID-19. They added that despite their status, they were not neglected by the government.
It can be recalled that the MOPJ had only minimal COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, which is attributed to the province’s Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) stringent enforcement of health protocols.
Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano, along with the Provincial Inter Agency Task Force (IATF), aims to further implement the province’s safety health protocols, including a fast, accurate, and successful vaccine rollout for the safety of all Misamisnons. Philippine Information Agency