Vax operations in Cebu City resume

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THE Cebu City Government resumed its vaccination drive against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.

However, the recipients of the vaccine jabs are those individuals scheduled for the second dose, said City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Garganera said they decided not to administer the first dose yet because people are still busy dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Odette (Rai), which hit the city and other areas in Cebu on the evening of Dec. 16.

He further said there are people who are worried about the vaccine’s side effects, especially now that there is a lack of power supply, which has contributed to poor ventilation in residences.

Garganera said they first visited barangays on Monday, Dec. 27.

Vaccination teams went to Barangays Budlaan and Pulangbato in the north and Barangay Tisa in the south.

“Nalipay kaayo ko kay 95-97 percent ang response sa mga tawo sa barangay,” Garganera said.

(I was very happy because the response rate of the people in the barangays was 95-97 percent.)

The EOC will visit all of Cebu City’s 80 barangays to assess their gyms. If the gyms or other venues where vaccination could be held are still in good condition, the City will conduct the vaccination.

The vaccination at SM City Cebu in Barangay Mabolo will continue. The City Health Department (CHD) started administering a second dose at the Cebu City Hall on Monday.

The vaccination at Robinsons Galleria Cebu will resume anytime soon.

Garganera said Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, chief of the CHD, continues to visit malls and other former vaccination sites to evaluate whether they should be opened again for vaccination.

Garganera added the vaccination in Cebu City will be conducted every day. (REV / KAL)

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