ACTING City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery confirmed on Thursday, January 14, that they have already crafted a strategic plan for the vaccination rollout, which is still subject to revision.
By next week, the operational plan for the vaccination rollout will be finalized, Nery added.
"By next week, atong target ana nga naa na gyu'y operational plan or action plan wherein naa nay mga naka-assign nga mga task groups and naa nay mga point persons nga dapat natong ipang-identify," Nery said.
She said there are parts in the action plan that they need to fill in first, such as identifying the target population through comprehensive data collection.
"Naghimo ta og mga initial nato nga timelines para by next week puhon dire-diretso na," Nery said.
Nery added that while they are making their own strategic and operational plans, which are based on the guidelines of the World Health Organization, they still need to wait for the guidelines from the Department of Health (DOH).
"Although mag-craft ta, but still we have to wait for the final guidelines from the Department of Health para align pud ang atong plan with the Department of Health," Nery said.
The acting city health officer also mentioned that DOH's training of trainers for vaccinators have already started.
"Mangayo ta sa output nila kay we will incorporate whatever output nga nakuha didto sa atong operational or action plan for vaccination rollout," Nery said.
Mayor Oscar Moreno, for his part, said that while the City Social Welfare Department Office has the data on seniors in the city, an accurate and reliable health database is still needed for the prioritization of vaccine recipients.