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QC intensifies preparations for vaccination program

PREPARATIONS of the Quezon City government on the initial 24 coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) inoculation sites have been intensified.

This was learned after city health officials and the Zuellig Pharmaceutical Company, together with the City Engineering Department, General Services Department, and Information Technology Development Department have conducted inspection on triage areas in Quezon City.

Mayor Joy Belmonte said the chosen vaccination sites are all public schools since these are the most strategic and efficient venues for the inoculation. Separate rooms will be made available for the vaccination and observation of the patient after receiving the dose.

City health officer, Dr. Esperanza Anita Escaño-Arias said 22 employees will be designated per vaccination site. Each team is composed of physicians, marshals, vaccinators, counselors, and admin staff.

The city government is set to vaccinate 1.05 million citizens initially based on the prioirity listing given by the Department of Health. The list includes public and private healthcare workers, barangay frontliners, senior citizens, persons with disability, uniformed personnel, and indigent families.