2 of 5 vax sites in Mandaue resume ops after ‘Odette’

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ONLY two of Mandaue City’s five Covid-19 vaccination sites have resumed its operations after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette (Rai).

Levi Doverte, operations manager of the city’s Vaccination Operation Center (VOC), told SunStar Cebu that only the vaccination sites located at Pacific Mall and Parkmall have so far resumed their operations.

Doverte said Pacific Mall was the first to resume its operations, accepting vaccinees since Dec. 28, 2021.

Parkmall resumed its operation on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2022.

At the Pacific Mall, vaccinators will accept those who have to get their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, those who will get their second dose and those who will get booster shots.

But for those who will get the first jab, they will undergo a thorough validation.

“We also cater to first dosers but with thorough verification and validation (for the reason that) our system is still down because of the connectivity problems. But at Parkmall, it’s exclusively for second dosers and boosters,” Doverte said.

Doverte emphasized the need for validation, particularly for those who will get their first dose, to avoid individuals from site-hopping just to get inoculated with their preferred brand.

Other vaccination sites

Doverte said they are waiting approval from the Mandaue City Health Office as to when they will resume the operation of their three other vaccination sites: the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, JCentre Mall and University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue Campus.

Despite this, the VOC has been busy conducting barangay-based vaccination drives in at least two barangays daily.

Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mayor Jonas Cortes, reported a total of 3,030 individuals who received their Covid-19 vaccine as of Thursday, Jan. 5.

At least 1,202 individuals were jabbed at Pacific Mall, while 665 at the Parkmall. Barangay vaccination drives in Tawason and Maguikay have 569 and 594 individuals were vaccinated, respectively.

Ibañez said a total of 559,432 individuals have so far been jabbed in the city—308,179 received the first dose, while 251,253 received the second dose.

With 295,724 individuals constituting 70 percent of the city’s target population, Ibañez said they have reached 104 percent of vaccinations for the first dose while 85 percent for the second dose.

Recipients of the booster shots, on the other hand, were 8,265 individuals. (MKG)

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