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Abra’s last Adverse Effect Following Immunization training slated as province shifts to MGCQ

GETTING READY FOR THE ROLL OUT. The fourth and last batch of Abra’s Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) training for health care workers will be Monday, March 1, as the province shifts to modified general community quarantine. Photo shows the trainings done last Friday at the Provincial Capitol with health personnel including police and Red Cross from seven Abra towns. Photo from Abra Province Facebook Page

The fourth and last batch of trainees for Abra’s Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) training will be held at the Provincial Capitol’s Social Hall tomorrow as this province awaits the roll out of vaccines against the Covid-19.

This after the third batch of trainees of health personnel from towns of San Juan, Malibcong, Manabo, Penarrubia, Pidigan, Pilar, Sal-lapadan, Red Cross, the Philippine National Police and Abra Provincial Health was held last Friday also at the same venue.

The trainings were held to give health workers ideas on proper management of vaccination site, how to preserve the vaccine and provide counseling for those who will avail of the vaccine.

Trainees were also provided with knowledge on what to do if those provided with vaccine experience side effects, a message in the Abra Province Facebook said.

The training coincides with the first day of the implementation of the modified general community quarantine in the province, one of the three provinces in the Cordillera and bulk of the local government units in the country.

Abra, Ifugao and Benguet are the Cordillera provinces Malacanang declared under MGCQ starting Monday, even as Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Baguio City remain under GCQ.

GCQ remains also in the National Capital Region, Davao City as well as Batangas in Luzon, Tacloban for Visayas; and, Iligan and Lanao del Sur in Mindanao.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the directive will have “The abovementioned risk-level classifications will take effect starting Monday, March 1 until March 31, 2021.”

The Cordillera region was placed under GCQ from MGCQ last February 1. Tabuk City, however, was already under enhanced community quarantine prior the declaration of the region under GCQ by the president. The ECQ lasted for three weeks and ended on February 14.

Meanwhile, starting Monday, the office of Gov. Jocelyn Bernos will start issuing special travel pass (STP) as the province shifts to MGCQ.

However, residents of the province are reminded that only those with important business will be given said permit.

“This is to remind (the people of Abra) that only those with important business should avail of the permit,” said an announcement in Iloko in the province’s Facebook wall.

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