THE Department of Health (DOH) urged the local government units (LGUs) on Thursday, November 11, 2021, to simplify the vaccination process during the three-day National Vaccination Days to encourage more people to get inoculated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a Palace press briefing, Dr. Kezia Rosario of the National Vaccination Operation Center said those who are willing to get vaccinated during the three-day vaccination drive are not required to register in their respective LGUs, stressing that walk-in vaccinees are welcome.

“Hindi sila (walk-in vaccinees) dapat madeny. Sana din po i-limit ang ini-impose ng mga LGU na requirement, valid ID lang will do, unless ‘yung may kailangan ng medical certificate,” she said.

The National Vaccination Days will be simultaneously held from November 29 to December 1 in 16 regions and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm).

The DOH aims to inoculate 15 million individuals in those three days.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Malacañang is still discussing whether to declare November 29 and December 1 as special non-working holidays.

As of November 10, a total of 30,479,917 individuals have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, while 36,337,059 others received their first dose.

In Metro Manila, 91 percent of their targeted population was already fully vaccinated while 100 percent of those included in the priority group received the first dose.

So far, the Philippines has received a total of 118,112,370 Covid-19 vaccine doses.

“Marami na po tayong supply wala nang dahilan para magsabi na walang bakuna o kulang ang bakuna kaya hindi nagpapabakuna ano man ang brand ligtas at epektibo ng lahat ng binigay nating bakuna,” said Roque.

(We have enough supply, so get yourselves vaccinated regardless of the brand. All brands are safe and effective.) (SunStar Philippines)