Data on target recipients, preparedness 'crucial' to vaccination rollout

CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno said the data from the City Social Welfare and Development and City Health Office will have to be revalidated to strengthen the preparedness of the city's vaccination program.

"Ang ako karon, ang gapakita gyud nga problema is more of our preparedness. Are we prepared?" Moreno said.

"Dili pa ko kombinsido kaayo mao nang ang data sa atong Social Welfare ug sa atong City Health will have to be revalidated kay naa tay data pero can we rely on those data now instantly?" he added.

The city mayor said the database of target recipients and preparedness are "very crucial" in the vaccination rollout program.

He further said that how much the city will order is dependent on how much the city will need and how much the city needs will depend on the data.

"We need to fix our data first," Moreno said.

Northern Mindanao Medical Center Research and Development Department Chief Dr. Gina Itchon, for her part, said that there are vaccines that will require two doses to be effective. As such, the patients would have to be notified when to take the second dose of the vaccine.

As for the cold storage for the vaccines, Itchon said that the city can sign a contract with the company.

"I think na sa level sa syudad and pwede man sad na nga pag magpinirmahay og kontrata, ato na syang ihatag nga burden sa company kay ila man na nga produkto so sila ang mag provide sa cold chain until it is given to the patients," Itchon said.


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