THE San Fernando City Government opened on June 5 another vaccination hub at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Center (OLMCMC) that will initially operate on Saturdays.

“The schedule that’s been given to us is every Saturday and, because of the challenge with manpower, we opted muna for 100 vaccinees per day. And eventually, as we go along, if there will be more vaccinees and if we’re able to get more doctors and personnel to help us, ang sabi ng LGU they will allow us to operate on weekdays. Maybe 1 to 2 days [during] weekdays and then every Saturday,” said Dr. Suzette K. Muñoz, OLMCMC chief medical officer.

The local government unit (LGU) also provides the vaccination hub with additional staff from the City Health Office to support and supervise the site.

“The vaccines are provided by the LGU. This time, we are following the priority list. Senior citizens and those with comorbidities. It is the LGU providing us with the list of the vaccinees so Fernandinos have to register thru the LGU. We will not be accepting any walk-ins as advised by the LGU so it would be organized,” Muñoz added.

In an interview, Dr. Carlos B. Mercado, city health officer-in-charge and incident commander, said the LGU is also eyeing to open vaccination sites in mall-based establishments in the city to continuously sustain its vaccination rollout without compromising the ease and comfort of the Fernandinos. (PR)