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Davao City mulls giving seniors virus jabs next

One week after rolling out the mass inoculation for medical front liners, the Davao City government is mulling vaccinating the elderly net.

Acting City Health Office chief Dr. Ashley Lopez bared that they are now in talks with private hospitals to help with the planned vaccination of senior citizens in the city.

This developed as Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, head the local government’s vaccination program, noted that there were no adverse side effects detected from healthcare workers earlier administered the first dosage of the Sinovac-made CoronaVac.

“So far, the response of our patients to Sinovac is good, nothing to worry about,” Villafuerte said.

At present, the vaccination program nets about 400 persons a day. Villafuerte said they are now planning to hold cluster vacciantions in the coming days.

Aside from private hospitals, the city government is also looking at the state-run University of Southeastern Philippines as an additional inoculation site.

“If we will already open it to the front liners [the vaccination of the other individuals included in the first priority group], we need to open at least three facilities to speed up the vaccination process,” stated Villafuerte.

The city government has also announced that residents may now start registering for the program.

“([Our] registration for the general population is ongoing. They must go to their health centers or health stations and list their names so that proper allocation will be ensured),” Villafuerte said.

Credit belongs to : www.tribune.net.ph


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