Bulacan conducts simulation exercise for COVID-19 vaccination

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CITY OF MALOLOS –The provincial government of Bulacan, through its team that will lead the province’s COVID -19 vaccination plan, has conducted a simulation exercise for COVID-19 vaccination at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city recently.

According to the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) and Provincial Health Office – Public Health, more than 20 participants who were hired as contact tracers of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) have undertaken the said exercise wherein some of them followed the step-by-step vaccination process, starting with Step 1 (waiting area), Step 2 (registration area), Step 3 (counseling area), Step 4 (screening area), Step 5 (vaccination area) and finally Step 6 (observation area). 

After presenting an ID for vaccination, they were given vaccination cards and consent forms while vaccination was done in one to two minutes only per person. 

Aside from distribution of flyers, an audio visual presentation was also shown for additional information on COVID-19 vaccination. 

Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando advised those who will be vaccinated to arrive promptly on their scheduled date and time of vaccination and to follow the said step-by-step guide. 

Fernando told Bulakenyos, “kayo po ay aking kinukumbinsi na magpabakuna dahil ang pandemyang ito ay kumitil na ng maraming buhay sa mundo at malaki ang epekto sa pagbagsak ng ekonomiya ng bansa.”

He said that the arrival of the vaccines will be of big help to curb the transmission of the virus. Fernando added that the provincial government will procure 5 to 6 freezers for the vaccines that will be placed at The Pavilion: Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center.

It was learned that the vaccines will accommodate more than 2.4 million Bulakenyos or 70 percent of the population here.

Included in the first group to be vaccinated are health care workers and frontliners from BMC wherein the efficiency, readiness and capability of Bulacan have been tested.

Dr. Shiela Yu and JayR Carreon of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 3 joined the simulation exercises and gave their comments and suggestions to further improve the conduct of the activity.

Meanwhile, in Angeles City,  Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.  has ordered the establishment of a vaccination operation center and data base center as part of the preparation for the vaccination roll-out plan of the local government of Angeles City. 

Mayor Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas presided over the meeting with the working committee, where key officials ironed out their specific tasking to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines will be properly administered to the estimated 411,634 residents of the city.

(Photo credit: Bulacan provincial government Facebook page)

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