BORACAY Island, Malay Aklan — No less than Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is expected to grace the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) inoculation ceremony of around 3,000 tourism workers here.
Acting Malay Mayor Floribar Bautista said that the 3,000 vials of Covid-19 jabs have already arrived in the resort island this weekend and the inoculation ceremony will be held at the Paradise Garden Resort.
The mass vaccination program for tourism workers is meant to provide the impression to tourists that Boracay is considered as a Covid-19 free tourism site, having most of its workers vaccinated.
Aside from Puyat, Deputy Chief Implementer of the National Policy Against Covid-19 Secretary Vince Dizon is also expected to grace the activity.
Previously, the DoT has endorsed to both the Department of Health and the Inter-Agency on Emerging Infectious Diseases to hold mass vaccinations to tourism workers.
Bautista said that Boracay has around 5,000 tourism workers, 7,000 tourism frontliners and 40,000 residents needing to be inoculated.