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DILG rejects house-to-house vaccination during ECQ: It’s not feasible

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:47 AM August 02, 2021
Filipinos queue for vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila

Filipinos use their smartphones while queueing for free vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at San Andres Sports Complex in Manila, Philippines, July 21, 2021. (REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Monday rejected the idea of conducting house-to-house COVID-19 vaccinations during the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila.

DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said the conduct of house-to-house COVID-19 vaccinations remain limited to bedridden residents.

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“But hindi po feasible yung house-to-house,” he added.

“Isipin niyo po yung house-to-house vaccination na lahat ng ating medical frontliners ay pababahay bahayin natin sa isang kalsada, pa-isa isa, hindi po talaga yan viable. We only do house-to-house or home vaccination para po sa mga bedridden,” Malaya said in an interview with Teleradyo.

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(Imagine the conduct of house-to-house vaccination where our medical frontliners go through houses in a street, one by one. That’s not viable. We only do house-to-house or home vaccination  for those who are bedridden.)

A healthcare worker prepares a Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination

(File photo from REUTERS)

Some Metro Manila cities such as Manila, Taguig, Pasay and Muntinlupa have already been administering COVID-19 vaccines to bedridden residents at home.

Earlier, Metro Manila Council chairman and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said they are eyeing house-to-house vaccination during the two-week ECQ from August 6 to 20.

At the same time, Metro Manila mayors are eyeing to administer as much as 250,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses daily during the said period.

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