Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Davao City planning more evening vaccination sites

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THE Davao City Government will be making its Covid-19 vaccination more accessible as it plans to open more evening vaccination hubs in malls.

Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser in a radio interview on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, said the city will be opening additional vaccination hubs for the Bakuna Nights, including four malls in the city.

She said the city decided to open the vaccination hubs at malls since it is more convenient to the public, especially to those working at the city proper.

She added that the local government will be opening sites in the north and southern part of the city.

"Para ma-cater na gyud ang dapat ma-cater especially those na dili makaadto (This is so that we can cater everyone, especially those who cannot go to our vaccination centers) during the day," Schlosser said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

Currently, the city’s Bakuna Nights is operating at San Roque Elementary School vaccination hub.

Based on the October 5 data of the Davao City Vaccination Cluster, the city has already achieved 64.2 percent herd immunity in terms of the first dose.

A total of 770,925 doses were inoculated in the first dose, while 646,248 doses were fully vaccinated after receiving their second dose.

The city is targeting to achieve 1.2 million herd immunity before the end of the year.

Schlosser said the city still needs to catch up with its target so that the city can experience a "merrier Christmas."

“Kasi dependent ta kung kanus-a nato ma-achieve ang (Because we are dependent on when we would be able to achieve) herd immunity, definitely there would be changes in our health protocols,” she said.

Aside from the evening vaccination, Schlosser also said the city is intensifying its mobile vaccination in different barangays.

The official also said the city will be opening its vaccination sites during weekends.

With the ample supply of Covid-19 vaccines, Schlosser said the city is intensifying its vaccination rollout.

"That's why siguro i-push pa gyud nato ang full vaccination sa tanan (we are pushing for full vaccination for everyone),” Schlosser said.

The City Government of Davao has been rolling out its vaccination against Covid-19 for all residents who are 18 years old and above at the People's Park today since Monday, October 11. This is for both the first and second doses. Available vaccines are Sinovac, Sinopharm, Moderna and Pfizer.

The walk-in vaccination at People's Park will be open until the city will be able to achieve the herd immunity.


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