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Taguig LGU offers home service vaccinations for bedridden residents

/ 06:27 PM April 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Taguig has started deploying doctors and nurses to inoculate bedridden residents under the Home Service Vaccination Program.

According to the LGU, the vaccination program started on Monday and it aims to safely inoculate bedridden residents who may also be senior citizens or have underlying medical conditions.

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“In Taguig City, working diligently and deliberately is important, especially in the event of a health crisis. We must ensure that there are more locations and safer ways for residents, especially the vulnerable sector, to have access to the vaccine,”  Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano said Tuesday.

The local government noted that the vaccination process follows the same streamlined strategy as the on-site vaccination centers which are screening and counseling, vaccination, and post-vaccination monitoring.

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In addition, the Taguig LGU said it also follows the system of prioritization and is considering the accessibility of vaccines to all residents, especially the vulnerable sector.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jennifer Lou De Guzman, Taguig City’s Head of Immunization, and Dr. Regie Santos, supervisor of one of the Vaccination Hub visited the city’s patients for home service vaccination and administered their first dose of vaccines against COVID-19.

The LGU then reminded its residents that they can request home service vaccination for their bedridden relatives by calling the designated telephone numbers of Taguig Telemedicine in the 31 barangay health centers and the city’s COVID-19 Hotline.

As of April 18, Taguig City has already vaccinated 23,146 of its citizens, including health workers, senior citizens, and people with comorbidities.

The LGU added that 1,112 of 9,654 frontliners have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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