Malaybalay City holds COVID-19 vaccination drill

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, March 8 (PIA)--The City Health Office (CHO) here has ramped up its efforts to encourage the public to get vaccinated by holding a simulation exercise on Monday for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination in the city.

City Health Officer Dr. Dennis Sangalang said the drill is part of the CHO’s preparation for the actual vaccination that will happen in the next few days.

“This dry run was set up to simulate the actual handling of the vaccines and the actual vaccination of our healthcare workers, including the movements of our emergency medical teams in the event of strange scenarios that may set in after inoculations,” Dr. Sangalang said in a short talk before DOH-10 officials who observed and attested to the drill’s accuracy.

Malaybalay City, with the help of the local media is conducting continuous information dissemination to boost the public’s confidence in the vaccines and to dispel fake information.

Sangalang said the vaccination drill helped the CHO to identify which areas needed to be improved in line with its vaccination plan and strategies.

Before the mock inoculation, the participants had to be checked for symptoms of COVID-19 before registering.

Their consent to be vaccinated was each secured before a designated government doctor conducted a thorough physical checkup to determine if the patient is fit to be inoculated.

A simulated vaccine counseling and post-vaccination monitoring followed.

Aside from the city healthcare workers, employees of Malaybalay LGU also played their roles during the drill, where the national COVID-19 vaccination deployment plan was strictly followed, Sangalang said. (RLRB/PIA Bukidnon)



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

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