Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Dabawenyos urged to check City’s FB, website for vaccination announcements

Photo credit to Davao CIO

THE Davao City Covid-19 Task Force urged Dabawenyos to frequently monitor the City's webpage or its Facebook account for available slots for anti-Covid vaccination in any City-run vaccination sites.

Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said in a radio interview on Friday, September 17, that the announcement for the vaccination slots will be posted on the Davao City Government page from time to time.

If there is an open slot, Dabawenyos can reserve a schedule on the online vaccination scheduler via the SafeDavao QR (DQR) Code -

“They may check the FB page of Davao City for the vaccination schedule,” Schlosser said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

The City Government, on September 17, announced the opening of 500 slots at the Vicente Hizon Sr. Elementary School and University of Southeastern Philippines (Usep) Obrero Gym.

Schlosser said as a form of making vaccination more accessible, the City is eyeing Almendras Gym as another site to be listed on the online scheduling system for vaccination.

She added that a pilot testing for the online scheduling system for vaccination was done at the Almendras gym on September 10.

The system is currently undergoing improvement.

Dabawenyos who will miss their chance at their scheduled vaccination or cannot be accommodated just need to follow the official City Government of Davao Facebook for the announcement of new slots.

The City Government launched on Saturday, August 7, the online vaccination appointment system via DQR, which allows those in priority groups to make an appointment to the vaccination sites at their convenient day and time.

This is part of the City Government’s improvement of its vaccination program, which aims to vaccinate an estimated 1.2 million individuals.

Setting an appointment

For the first step, the DQR user must go to or click Register for Vaccination button at

For the second step, those with pre-existing DQR registration may log in as an individual using their DQR number, mobile number and birthday. Those who do not have a DQR number may register.

For the third step, the registrant must click register and must read and understand the privacy consent terms.

“They have to make sure that all the information they entered is correct. Informed and agreeable to these terms, they may click the agree and then proceed to the next button,” the city government said.

The next button will lead them to a disclaimer, which says that only Priority A1 (Health Care Workers), Priority A2 (Senior Citizens), Priority A3 (Persons with Comorbidities), and Priority A4 (essential workers), and Priority A5 (Poor Population) can avail of the vaccination as of the moment based on the guidelines set by the World Health Organization and the Department of Health.

“Those who seek to be vaccinated are required to honestly select their priority group. Registrants are also warned that verification will be done onsite and those who are not part of the current priority groups being served shall be sent home,” the City said.

If applicable, registrants will be required to enter their company name and occupation. Each of the registrants is required to state if they suffer from allergies or that they have comorbidity or other diseases based on the provided list. Once all information is verified, they may click and submit it.

The fourth step is the scheduling proper. The registrant, after pre-registration, can now immediately check and choose the available vaccination site and the available date and time.

The fifth step is the confirmation, where details of the schedule will be shown for final review and submission.

Finally, for the sixth step, the schedule will appear at the topmost portion of the person's profile and he/she may screenshot it to present it to the vaccination site.

Reschedule and cancel options are also available. If either of the two were selected the registrant should provide a reason for the rescheduling or the canceling of the schedule.

“Note that one may only cancel or reschedule twice every week. If a person shall exceed this limit, his/her account may be temporarily blocked from choosing a schedule,” it said.

For the seventh step, a text confirmation will be sent showing the schedule which will be used to present to the vaccination site on the day of the schedule.

Step eight, additional required documents should be brought by the registrant to the vaccination sites on the day of the vaccination depending on the priority group.

For Priority A1- photocopy of proof of employment to a health facility; Priority A2- government-issued identification (ID) card with a birthdate that indicates an age of 60 and above; Priority A3- photocopy of proof of comorbidity and a government-issued ID with birthdate indicating age of 18 and above, for Priority A4- photocopy or any proof of employment; and Priority A5 - Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ID and verification from Department of Social Welfare and Development.


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