DAVAO

Dabawenyos can register for vaccination through DQR soon

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SAFE Davao QR (DQR) holders will be able to register for the Covid-19 pre-vaccination in the coming weeks.

Human Resource Management Office head and DQR Implementation supervisor Lemuel Ortonio said in a radio interview on Thursday, April 22, that they are currently working on the incorporation of the vaccination registration in the DQR.

"Pwede mag-register for the vaccination, mag-input og information ang isa ka tao para ready na iyahang data pag i-vaccinate siya. So pwede siya (You can now register and input your information through the DQR so that he or she will be ready for the vaccination)," Ortonio said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

Based on the updated version of the DQR application on web and mobile application, a "vaccine pre-registration" button can be seen where Dabawenyos who wanted to receive the Covid-19 vaccine can fill out the online form.

Ortonio said the DQR online pre-registration is still not functioning, as they are still finalizing the system.

Earlier this year, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio first announced the city's plan to incorporate the online registration for the Covid-19 vaccination.

Duterte-Carpio said they want to do away with the face-to-face registration, which could result in mass gathering and Covid-19 transmission.

The mayor recently said the local government will set up an online registration site to "forecast" the number of vaccine doses the city will initially need.

The online registration will be intended for those who are willing to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, Ortonio said the city government will formally announce when the online platform will be ready to accept pre-vaccination registration.

The DQR supervisor said they are targeting to activate the pre-vaccination through DQR within the month of April or by the first week of May this year.

The city is currently holding the pre-registration at the city's nearest district health centers.

He said those who were already vaccinated and registered in the health centers are no longer required to register through DQR.

Ortonio said the city is also planning to incorporate in the DQR system the QR code holder's Covid-19 vaccine status, whether he or she is vaccinated or not.

As of now, those who were vaccinated are given a card, indicating that the person already got vaccinated.

DQR is the city's electronic contact tracing and travel pass platform intended to be implemented for several purposes. City and non-city residents within the territorial jurisdiction of the city are required to register and secure their own DQR. It was piloted in November 2020.

On January 22, Duterte-Carpio issued and signed Executive Order (EO) 02, mandating all establishments and offices in the city to implement the scanning of the DQR to all individuals entering and leaving their premises.

In January, the system started sending a push notification, through a text message, to individuals who were in close contact with a Covid-19 patient. This includes the time and place where he or she had close contact.

The mayor said on April 5 that those who are contact traced will also be notified to get tested.

This after the city ordered the mandatory swab testing of all close contacts, including the second and third-generation contacts of confirmed Covid-19 patients.

According to EO 20 issued on Thursday, April 8, F1 contacts are those first-generation contacts of a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed Covid-19 positive case, while F2 contacts are those second-generation contacts of an RT-PCR confirmed Covid-19 positive case (close contacts of F1), and F3 contacts are those third-generation contacts of an RT-PCR confirmed Covid-19 positive case (close contacts of F2).


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