ANGELES City Mayor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. has designated a second vaccination site where the City can inoculate Covid-19 vaccines to at least 4,000 residents a day.
The Angeles City National High School (ACNHS) in Barangay Pampang will serve as a vaccination site from June 1 to 30, 2021 after the Department of Education (DepEd) approved Lazatin’s request to use the school's facilities as a vaccination center.
Lazatin said the period can be extended.
Lazatin in March designated the City College of Angeles (CCA) as Covid-19 vaccination center that can accommodate 2,000 residents every day.
In the second vaccination center, there are 16 computer units installed, 16 air coolers, and four tents placed at the new vaccination site.
According to Lazatin’s Chief Adviser and Tactician IC Calaguas, there are seven vaccinators, eight doctors, and 100 support staff that will be assigned at ACNHS.
Calaguas said these medical staffs are from the City Health Office and Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center.
Lazatin also shared that the City Government is planning to open a third vaccination area in Sapalibutad Elementary School, which is expected to serve 1,000 Angeleños a day.
The City Government is conducting inoculation at the CCA to priority groups A1 or the health workers; A2 or the elderly; and A3 also known as persons with comorbidities or those with existing health conditions.
Records from the vaccination center show that 4,905 from the mentioned priority groups are already fully vaccinated, while 23,926 received their first dose of vaccine.
The vaccines administered -- Astrazeneca and Sinovac -- were initially donated by the Department of Health (DOH).
The City Government is still waiting for the arrival of the purchased vaccines, using the P203,814,384.35 allocated budget.
Lazatin did not push through with the planned loan for the purchase of vaccines since the City has enough revenue allocated in its Supplemental Budget Number 1.
The ongoing vaccination being conducted at the CCA is strictly schedule-based on the data gathered in the house-to-house survey and online registration. Walk-ins are not allowed.
To date, 25 out of 33 barangays have been surveyed by the deployed teams from the city government headed by Gender and Development Officer Mina Cabiles.
Lazatin is urging his constituents to do the online registration at angelescity.gov.ph and to participate in the house-to-house survey in order to build an updated database for the city’s Covid-19 vaccination.