Tuesday, September 21, 2021

More CDC locators register for vax program in Clark

A TOTAL of 499 firms in Clark Freeport have registered for Clark Development Corporation's (CDC) Covid-19 vaccination program.

The number of registrants is based on the Covid-19 Vaccine Registration Report of CDC’s External Affairs Division (EAD) as of June 7, 2021 -- 27 days after the issuance of a memorandum circular urging Clark locators to register for the program.

The CDC-EAD’s report said a total of 13,408 essential workers, 481 uniformed personnel, 226 senior citizens, 485 health workers, 82 indigents, and 27,438 other workers are already on the list which brings a total of 42,121 individuals to receive vaccination in Clark.

Although registration is not mandatory, the CDC encourages all Clark residents, workers, and dependents to sign up for the vaccination program.

While locals will be given priority, expats or foreign workers are also welcome to register. The deadline for registration will be on June 15, 2021.

The Covid-19 vaccine to be administered will be determined based on availability and will be provided free of charge as part of the National Government's Vaccination Program.

The idea is to set up a “Clark Bubble,” which allows relatives living with the worker or employee to register. Through this strategy, the CFZ community will attain herd immunity to prevent further transmission of Covid-19 in workplaces and in their homes.

Meanwhile, CDC's Information Technology Department (ITD) devised a simple and easy way for locators to register for the program.

Personnel from the CDC-ITD developed an app that serves as an online vaccine survey form. This allows workers to easily and conveniently provide their personal information, address, employment information, health details, and category.

The system, which also includes real-time reporting among locators, was created by CDC-ITD employees Paul Dexter Bacani and Bryan Baraquiel.

With the collective efforts of CDC-ITD and CDC-EAD, the launching of the said app was successful, with 40.54 percent of locators responding to the system as of June 7, 2021.

The state-owned corporation is confident that more locators will sign up to provide immunization for all Clark residents and workers, making this freeport a safer place for business and recreation.


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