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140 QC vax sites include churches, parks

By on January 31, 2022 0

FIGHT THE VIRUS. Quezon City’s vaccination program continues at Cubao Health Center in Barangay Kaunlaran Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. As of Jan. 31, the city has fully vaccinated 2,159,976 adults and minors ages 12-17. (ANP photo by Robert Oswald P. Alfiler)

MANILA – The Quezon City government has expanded its vaccination sites to 140 to protect more residents and workers from mild and severe symptoms of Covid-19.

Health centers, malls, schools, community places, churches and special places like the Quezon Memorial Circle have been converted into vaccination centers.

The city government also carries out vaccination activities in housing estates and private businesses, government agencies and nursing homes.

Limited appointment slots are allocated at malls, where vaccinated people must first claim stubs and return at the designated time.

Walk-in visits are also allowed when stocks exceed the number of registered vaccines.

Home vaccination for bedridden and disabled people, drive-thru in shopping center car parks and pharmacy services recently launched in coordination with the Ministry of Health are also underway.

“We are expanding and intensifying our vaccination program to accommodate the eligible population of the city, estimated at 2.8 million, including 5 to 11 year olds. The figure does not include the thousands of non-resident workers who are also getting vaccinated in the city,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said in a statement Monday.

Dr Maria Lourdes Eleria, QC Vax at Normal Action Officer, has previously credited the success of her vaccination program to the work done by frontline responders, medical workers, local government employees, officials of the village and the volunteers.

To get free vaccinations, register through the QC VaxEasy portal or visit the village offices for vaccination schedules.

Immunization schedules and sites are also regularly updated on the official quezoncity.gov.ph website and the Quezon City Government Facebook page.

On Monday, QC has already administered 5,001,833 doses, with 2,159,976 adults and minors aged 12 to 17 already fully vaccinated. (NAP)