La Carlota City offers vax incentives to elderly

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2021

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The La Carlota City government has become the third local government unit (LGU) in Negros Occidental to offer incentives for vaccinated individuals following the LGUs of Escalante City and Toboso town.

La Carlota City Mayor Rex Jalandoon revealed yesterday morning that the LGU is offering rice incentives for senior citizens who will get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to drum up further interest among the locals.

Senior citizens who have shown up and gotten the jab in their designated vaccination centers will receive five kilos of rice for the first dose and another five kilos of rice once they get the second shot.

According to Jalandoon, La Carlota City currently has a low turnout for senior citizens when it comes to their vaccination program at 50 percent.

The city however has a high overall turnout for the rest of the population. La Carlota City has already vaccinated at least 28 percent of their targeted population as of yesterday.

Previously, Escalante City introduced an incentive for vaccinated senior citizens in the city, wherein they received one can of a premium brand of corned beef as well as three kilos of rice.

Toboso, meanwhile, introduced an incentive called “VACC 2 SCHOOL” program for teachers in the town, wherein every school in the town will receive P2,000 for each of their respective teachers who will get vaccinated./DGB, WDJ

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