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City of Manila holds 2nd Covid-19 vaccination simulation exercise

/ 03:56 PM January 29, 2021
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Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso leads the second Covid-19 vaccination simulation exercise at the Isabelo Delos Reyes Elementary School on January 28, 2021.

MANILA, Philippines – Mayor Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso led the city’s second Covid-19 mass vaccination simulation exercise at the Isabelo Delos Reyes Elementary School last Thursday, January 28 in anticipation of the arrival of vaccines for the viral illness.

The initial simulation activity was successfully held at the Universidad de Manila (UdM) Palma Hall last January 19.

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Some 1,000 community-based target individuals as well as Manila Health Department medical personnel and barangay healthcare workers took part in the second mass vaccination simulation exercise.

“Hindi ako magsasawang mag-simulate nang mag-simulate. We must continue to pursue these exercises para magkaroon tayo ng muscle memory at mapadli ang pagpapabakuna once vaccines become available in the city,” Domagoso said.

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(I will neber get tired of simulation exercises. We must continue this to he able to gain muscle memory, that way,  it will be easy to administer the vaccines once they are available.)

The following steps were followed during the simulation.

If the individual is pre-registered:

1. Checking of vital signs
2. Screening and verification
3. Vaccination proper
4. Proceed to holding area for post-vaccination observation

If the individual is for walk-in registration:

1. Checking of vital signs
2. Walk-in registration
3. Screening and verification
4. Vaccination proper
5. Proceed to holding area for post-vaccination observation

Mayor Domagoso also noted that all procured refrigeration equipment by the city were already delivered.

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These include five Haier HYC-390 refrigeration units which can store vaccine doses from AstraZeneca and Sinovac.

The City of Manila also received four other biomedical freezers which can store Johnson&Johnson and Moderna vaccine vials.

-86 degrees Celsius ULT Freezers from Haier which can store Pfizer vaccine doses will also be utilized for storage purposes.

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(Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

In addition, about 50 transport coolers will also be used during the city government’s vaccination operations.

All the equipment will be stored at the Sta. Ana Hospital where a Covid-19 vaccine storage facility is being constructed.

Mayor Domagoso said the local government plans to inaugurate the said storage facility by the end of January.

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