San Juan launches door-to-door COVID-19 vax booster – Manila Bulletin
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora led the launch of the city’s COVID-19 booster vaccination program in Barangay San Perfecto on Tuesday, March 1.
Zamora explained that the special vaccination is primarily for residents who are elderly and bedridden patients who are physically unable to travel to major vaccination sites in the city.
However, with the move to Alert Level 1 which will allow 100% operational capacity in all establishments and commercial activities, more people are expected outside their homes, prompting the local government to open up vaccination to home to all qualified residents. for a booster shot.
“We are doing a house-to-house booster vaccination to all of our qualified residents to give them that extra protection they need during this pandemic, but at the convenience of their homes,” Zamora said.
He appealed to other elderly and bedridden residents or their caregivers to get their reminders by simply calling their barangays to reserve their slot.
All able-bodied people who are at home can also benefit if the vaccination team is in their area.
The mayor also said that to further facilitate citizens’ access to booster shots, the San Juan City Health Department will set up satellite vaccination zones by the end of the week in seven key locations. of the city, including two drive-through vaccination zones in City Hall and Makabagong San Juan Plaza.
“Our goal is to leave no San Juaneño behind in our vaccination campaign. As long as they are physically and medically qualified to receive the blow, we will give it to them,” Zamora added.
Zamora, along with other city government officials and employees, visited the tricycle terminal located in Makabagong San Juan Plaza along N. Domingo Street to ensure that all drivers are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Alert Level 1 allows full capacity for public transport and makes security barriers optional. However, the national government has required drivers of public utility vehicles (LCVs) to be fully vaccinated in order to travel and operate as part of the country’s efforts to minimize the number of COVID-19 infections.
According to data from the Department of Health (DOH) from February 2022, the city of San Juan leads in Metro Manila for vaccination coverage among its voters aged 18 and over, as well as in the category of 5 -11 years old.
The city also fully vaccinated over 248.57% of its target population (adults) and administered its first dose to 48.97% of its population aged 5-11 years.
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