San Carlos readies COVID vaccination plan

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The San Carlos City government is preparing its coronavirus vaccination plan so it can plug possible gaps during the inoculation process.

The San Carlos City Health Office (CHO) through Dr. Jessa Tiapon, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Health Cluster head, presented to the San Carlos City officials the National Deployment and COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Thursday, February 18.

Included in the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 are the vaccine roadmap strategic framework, chapters and stages of the vaccination plan from scientific evaluation and selection down to assessment, evaluation and monitoring, and a COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center, she said.

A bottom-up planning process is carried out to determine local needs and gaps to ensure smooth and satisfactory vaccine implementation in the city, Tiapon added.

Mayor Renato Gustilo said the local government has already allocated P20 million for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines but has yet to choose a supplier.

Gustilo also directed the CHO to take into account the venues for mass vaccination, number of qualified vaccinators and number of shots that a vaccinator can give per day.

The city government is almost finished listing the eligible population for vaccination, Tiapon said.

The CHO will again meet with the city officials next week to further discuss the vaccination plan and finalize the creation of a COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center, she added.*

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