Bulacan city readies 20 sites for COVID-19 vaccine rollout | Inquirer News

Bulacan city readies 20 sites for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 12:35 PM February 18, 2021

The City of San Jose del Monte holds a simulation of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, which targets roughly 700,000 residents or 70 percent of its population. Contributed photo

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE –– At least 20 vaccine sites, including hospitals and public schools, were identified by officials in this city as they held a simulation for the jab rollout on Wednesday.

About 700,000 city residents were targeted for inoculation to achieve herd immunity. The number represents 70 percent of the city’s population of over one million.


Mayor Arthur Robes said 20 residents joined the simulation at the city’s covered court, which is also a designated vaccination site.

Robes, who heads the city’s Task Force on the Management of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, said they would adhere to any vaccine brands made available by the government and approved by the Food and Drug Administration.


He said they had begun an education and information campaign drive on the importance of the vaccine.

Dr. Betzaida Banaag, city health officer, said the local vaccination program covers five stages–registration, pre-vaccination counseling, and final consent, screening, vaccination, and post-vaccination monitoring.


For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bulacan, City of San Jose Del Monte, Coronavirus, COVID-19, hospitals, Philippine news updates, public schools, Regions, vaccination rollout, vaccine sites
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.