San Juan presents COVID vaccine roadmap, microplan to visiting CODE Team

Mayor Francis Zamora (Screengrab)

CALOOCAN CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) -- San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora on Wednesday presented the city’s roadmap and microplan for its "systematic" rollout of COVID-19 vaccines during the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team Visit by Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF).

Mayor Francis said the city government has started running simulations as part of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign and to make sure that they are well-prepared to receive and manage the vaccines, once the supplies become available.

Zamora also presented the current status of COVID-19 in the city and its best practices in mitigating its effects to San Juaneños.

“Our vaccination campaign is in full swing. We’re doing the best we can and are incorporating different ways to reach every San Juaneño and encourage them to get vaccinated once the vaccine arrives," he said.

As part of its preparedness measure, the city has initially readied 18 freezers with 16 of these are capable of storing vaccines that require 2 to 8 degrees Celsius temperature, while the rest are ultracold freezers that can accommodate vaccines produced by pharmaceutical firms Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca.

The local government has also identified five vaccination centers that are already on-standby.

“We have trained several of our personnel to facilitate the vaccination program. We have 40 teams of vaccinators and we hope to finish vaccinating all San Juaneños in 43 days,” he said.

The city government has already secured 100,000 doses of vaccine through a tripartite agreement with the AstraZeneca and the national government.

It has also reserved 10,000 doses of Moderna vaccines, while the rest will be covered by the national government.

Part of the CODE Team that visited and checked on San Juan's readiness for the vaccine rollout include National Action Plan deputy chief implementer and Testing Czar Secretary Vince Dizon, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Karl Chua, MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, NEDA USec. Mercy Sombilla, and Metro Manila Center for Health Development Regional Director Corazon Flores.

To recall, the local government started running simulations for its COVID-19 vaccination plan since January 13, 2021 to ensure that all processes from storage to vaccination down to post vaccination observation will be efficient and in order.

As of February 9, 2021, there are 18,602 total registrants for the COVID-19 Vaccination Registration since its launch last January 4, 2021.

Meanwhile, as of February 7, 2021, there are 31 active cases in the city. It went down by 8 active cases from the previous day’s (Feb. 6) 38 active cases. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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