THE local government of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan continues its vaccine rollout for health workers, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities in SM City.
SM City San Jose del Monte utilized its spacious hallway on its second level to serve as one of the city’s vaccination site.
To make the procedure seamless, the mall management identified areas for each steps of the vaccination process, and dispatched additional safety officers and sanitation team to ensure that health and safety protocols are being observed.
The city health office is targeting 400 individuals from A1 to A3 priority group to get vaccinated per day with the initial dose of AstraZeneca, but according to Sionilyn Abargos, one of the nurses administering the vaccine, most of the frontline health workers in the city are done with their shots and most of the recipients now are senior citizens and persons with comorbidities.
Each recipient undergoes screening and consultation before the vaccine is given, and is then observed for 30 minutes. Emergency response teams from both the local government and SM are also on standby during the inoculation process.
The next vaccination in SM City San Jose del Monte will be on May 17 and 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SM management is closely coordinating with the city health office of San Jose del Monte as it rolls out the vaccination program to help speed up the administration of COVID-19 vaccines and curb the spread of the virus in the city.