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Pasay plans to vaccinate 2,000 residents daily

April 27, 2021 Edd Reyes 268 views

PASAY City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano is planning to embark on a massive vaccination drive once the millions of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in the country, to help the national government attain its herd immunity target of 70 million in fastest possible time.

“Gusto po naming makatulong sa vaccination campaign ng ating pamahalaan na target bakunahan ang aabot sa 70 milyon ng ating mga kababayan para makamit na po natin ang tinatawag na herd immunity at sa ganoon ay makabalik na tayo sa normal nating pamumuhay,” the mayor said.

Mayor Emi made statement after announcing that the city government has partnered with shopping mall chain SM to build one of the biggest vaccination centers in the country. She added that the planned facility is so big and will even feature a drive-through section, to accommodate as many patients as possible.

“Kaya pong mabakunahan sa ating giga vaccination center ang1,600 hanggang 2,000 na indibidwal kada araw, kaya tiyak ko na malaki ang maitutulong nito para mapabilis ang kampanya ng national government na mabakunahan ang mayorya ng ating mga kababayan,” Mayor Emi said.

She noted that the training of health staff who will man the facility is ongoing even as they intend to open the center by the second week of May or as soon as the vaccines are available.

“Sa ngayon ay mga training na ginagawa sa mga medical personnel natin para ng sa ganoon ay maaayos nilang magagawa ang pagbabakuna, at sa ganoon din ay makakagawa sila ng micro plan at real time simulation kabilang na ang accreditation ng mga babakunahan,” Mayor Emi said, adding:

“Kahit sino po ay puede rito magpabakuna para makatulong naman tayo sa kampanya ng pamahalaan na libre rin po ang mga shuttle vehicles na maghahatid sa ating mga kababayan sa vaccine facility.”

Mayor Emi further said that the facility was designed to have sufficient space and fitted with air-conditioning system and TV sets to ensure the public’s convenience while waiting for their turn to be vaccinated.

“Ginawa po talaga naming maluwag ang espasyo at may TV sets para hindi sila naiinip habang nag-aantay,” Mayor Emi said.

This, as she also reported that they already completed the first batch of vaccinations of frontline health workers using Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines that were provided by the national government.

They, likewise, expect to receive by June or July the 275,000 vaccines which the city government bought from AstraZeneca.

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