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Online survey on Covid-19 vaccines eyed

IN A bid to identify the barriers in the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, the City Government is considering the conduct of an online survey on the public's opinion on the vaccines and the vaccination program.

"Kung pananglitan moabot kanang atong vaccine, andam na ba ang atong katawhan sa pagdawat sa maong vaccine?" City Health Office epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said.

Retuya said that through the online survey, the City Health Office will be able to get data on the public's vaccine preferences, as well as whether they are willing to be vaccinated or not through their comments in social media.

He added that the online survey may be done on Facebook by asking questions such as "at this point of time, do you want yourself to be vaccinated?" which can be answered by yes or no.

"Makuha nato diha kinsa pipila ang dili, and kung dili, atong pangutan-on why?" Retuya said.

Retuya said gathering of data from the online survey will take time and they also need to analyze the results.

"We need to analyze that one kay mao ni sya'y manghatag nato og taas-taas nga coverage kung dunay mga balakid, mga barriers, in the vaccination," Retuya said.

In the recent webinar conducted by the Department of Health (DOH), certain issues such as the possibility of a recipient refusing to be vaccinated were discussed.

"Pananglitan naay dili gusto, pugson ba nato kay naa sya sa listahan? Kini sya nga pangutana, kun diin kinahanglan duna tay gabayan pud gikan sa Department of Health," Retuya said.

The DOH guidelines, he added, should be followed by the local government units and it will be up to them to strategize how to implement the vaccination program.


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