THE Lapu-Lapu City Government will hold simulations to test its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination program.
City officials met with the Department of Health (DOH) 7 on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, to discuss the implementation of the City’s vaccination action plan.
They were told that medical frontliners should be the first to be vaccinated because of their role in directly combating the virus, followed by the city’s 28,381 senior citizens and 181,989 indigents. Uniformed personnel such as the police, military, fire department and others are next.
City Health Officer Dr. Agnes Realiza said they have assigned composite teams in charge of registration, counseling, screening, communication and vaccination.
They will also create a team to monitor those who have been vaccinated.
The vaccination program will be done in two phases: The first phase will be conducted for seven days at the Hoops Dome in Barangay Gun-ob, while the second phase will be conducted in each barangay.
Residents of island barangays will be vaccinated at the mini-Hoops Dome in Olango Island.
Mayor Junard Chan has assured that the vaccine will be administered for free and all residents are entitled to it.
The City has allocated around P100 million to buy vaccines, aside from the supply that the national government will provide.
Nagiel Bañacia, the City’s vaccination task force’s crisis manager, said they plan to buy medical grade deep freezers where they can store the vaccines.
The Public Information Office has been tasked to conduct information drives in barangays to answer residents’ questions about the vaccine. (GCM / JKV)