Quezon City activates 83 vaccination areas in intensified campaign–Mayor Belmonte
MANILA, Philippines — To help boost immunity of its residents, the Quezon City LGU has set up 83 vaccination areas in six districts that can accommodate remaining unvaccinated individuals as well as those whose booster shots are due.
There are 36 regular vaccination sites, 21 special or pop-up sites, 16 malls or establishments that are open to QCitizens. Drive-through sites will also be made accessible, as well as house to house vaccination for the bedridden.
“We will be actively looking for those who are still unvaccinated and encourage them to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots immediately so they can acquire protection against the virus, which has been raging again since the latter part of last month,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.
“This is on top of our duty to assist COVID-19-confirmed persons by treating them in our Hope facilities or through our home care program, and to trace close-contact individuals,” she added.
Since face-to-face classes have been suspended by the national government, public school grounds will be used as additional vaccination sites.
The city will also put up permanent vaccination sites in different areas throughout the city, including events venues, and other eligible areas.
The city’s Mega Vaccination Site, the Smart Araneta Coliseum, will also reopen its doors on Saturday, 15 January.
According to QC Task Force Vax to Normal Coordinator Dr. Maria Lourdes Eleria: “Last year, we went all out to achieve our target of 1.7 million vaccinated adult individuals in record time. The same strategies will be implemented this time, including maximizing partnerships with the private sector such as malls and business establishments, churches, civic associations, and other stakeholders.”
Some government agencies with offices in Quezon City are also coordinating with the city government for their vaccination roll-outs.
All three local government hospitals, the Novaliches District Hospital, Quezon City General Hospital, and the Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, shall also have vaccination areas within their compounds.
Other private hospitals such as Providence Hospital and Montano Ramos Hospital will also assist in the city’s efforts through the Adopt-a-Barangay program where their healthcare workers shall vaccinate residents of certain barangays.
The Department of Health set a target of 47,803 individuals per day for vaccination, may they be for first doses, second doses, boosters, or pediatric vaccinations, for the month of January.
Individuals may register to be vaccinated through the QC VaxEasy portal
The city government also posts the vaccination sites and schedules regularly on their official website (www.quezoncity.gov.ph) and official Facebook page (Quezon City Government). No walk-ins shall be accommodated.
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