Davao City starts registration for Covid-19 vaccine recipients

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DAVAO CITY — The City government has started the registration of individuals who wants to avail of free COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, program head of the Davao City COVID-19 Vaccination Program said Davao residents may now sign up for a slot at their respective health districts ahead of the rollout of local vaccination process.

Villafuerte emphasized that the qualified recipients are those with ages 18 and up but for the first trance the priority group include, frontliners, indigents, senior citizens and uniformed personnel will still be prioritized to get the vaccine as classified by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Villafuerte said that each vaccination team will only accommodate 100 clients per day following the intensive vaccination process.

According to Villafuerte, each vaccination process would take about 45 minutes including registration, counseling, screening, vaccination and post vaccination.

The city has formed seven (7) teams to support the vaccination program and each team has specific responsibility during the vaccine implementation.

Villafuerte further disclosed that the city is eyeing for an electronic registration using the SafeDavao QR or DQR code.

“Ang gusto man gud sa atong gobyerno, sa ato sa city, is we use the QR code. So, mas matagaan sya og opportunity ang mga district health officer o district staff to call you for your schedule. I-notify ka nila for your schedule (What the government wanted, here in our city, is we use the QR code. It will provide opportunity for our district health officers or district staff to call for your schedule. They will notify you for your schedule),” Villafuerte said.

Around 1.2 million individuals are targeted to be vaccinated under Davao City’s COVID-19 vaccination program-with CIO report

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