SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan – Some 50 non-hospital medical front-liners here were inoculated with a coronavirus vaccine during the launch of the local government unit (LGU)-based vaccination site at the Arenas-Resuello Sports and Civic Center on Tuesday.
In an interview, city information officer Jhuliano Nazareno said the city government is second to Dagupan City LGU to set up a vaccination area in a non-medical facility.
He said the city government received some 140 additional supplies of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Department of Health, which will be injected into other medical front-liners.
“Our goal is to have an efficient, effective, and fast (vaccination) program so that we could cater more individuals to be inoculated with coronavirus vaccine,” he added.
Nazareno said they are targeting to vaccinate at least 300 to 400 individuals per day once the coronavirus vaccine becomes available to the general public.
He said the city government also plans to establish more vaccination sites in the city.
“We will also put up five more LGU-based vaccine sites at the rural health units to expand our reach to vaccinate more individuals, as the city has the most number of populations in the province,” he added.
Meanwhile, the city government has finished injecting 452 doses of Sinovac’s vaccines on medical front-liners from the four private hospitals on Monday.
Nazareno said there were at least 23 vaccines left from the allocation for the private medical front-liners, and they will be inoculated to other frontline workers in the city.
He said they have developed a smart, efficient, and intuitive LGU-based vaccine system that would ease the inoculation screening process in the city.
“Our dream and vision have turned into a reality. Constant tweaks are still needed to be done, but we could not help but appreciate its efficiency and its ease of use,” he added.
Upon registering for the system, Nazareno said an individual would be given a quick response (QR) identification that will be scanned during the inoculation of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Through the system, we are able to monitor the real-time status of a vaccinated person, such as where he has been inoculated and when is his next schedule,” he said.
Nazareno said the San Carlos City government is targeting to vaccinate at least 150,000 individuals. (PNA)