Davao LGU eyes evening vaccination site in southern part of city

THE Davao City Government is planning to open another site for the evening vaccination in the southern part of the city to cater to more individuals wanting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

City Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said in a radio interview on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, that the additional site for the “Bakuna Nights” was based on the recommendation of a concerned citizen that was raised during the Task Force meeting on Monday, October 5.

“I suggested it also sa Covid-19 Task Force last Monday and napag-usapan nga there might be another site of Bakuna Nights sa Toril. Hopefully, it will address sa south side napod nga trabahante,” Schlosser said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

(I suggested it to the Covid-19 Task Force last Monday and we have discussed that there might be another site of Bakuna Nights in Toril. Hopefully, it will address the vaccination need of workers in the south.)

Currently, Bakuna Nights is being conducted at San Roque Elementary School in Barrio Obrero, Davao City. The evening inoculation is open from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The evening vaccination aims to address the clamor of workers who cannot visit the vaccination hubs during the day.

With this, the city hopes to speed up the inoculation activity and address the backlog on vaccination to achieve herd immunity of 1.2 million.

Schlosser said she will announce the dates of the opening of the Bakuna Nights in Toril once the details have been finalized.

The City Government, since October 1, has started giving away “incentives” to vaccinees in the form of raffle prizes such as gift certificates, among others. This is a strategy to encourage more Dabawenyos to avail of the free vaccination program of the government.

The raffle promo is open to all walk-in clients who are 18 and above. Vaccinees are advised to bring their SafeDavao QR (DQR) card, valid ID, and a pen.

“Actually, the plan of the vaccination cluster is to continue it very Friday pero ubay-ubay gyud mi ug nadawat nga positive review na kung pwede i-every day nila kay murag nalipay ang mga tao (but we have received positive reviews and favor to conduct raffle promo every day because it seems like the people are very happy),” she said.

She added, “We will raise this recommendation sa atong COVID Task Force but at the moment, every Friday nasabutan nga magpadayon siya nga activity. Hopefully, masabutan with mayor para mas daghan ang malipay sa atong activities.”

(We will raise this recommendation to our COvid-19 Task Force. But at the moment, we will follow the schedule, which is every Friday. Hopefully, it will be discussed with the mayor to make vaccinees happy.)

According to the Davao City Vaccination Cluster, as of October 2, Davao City has recorded a total of 742,371 fully vaccinated residents while a total of 620,178 Dabawenyos have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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SunStar Davao is Davao City's most sought after community content provider in both print and online. It is part of the SunStar news network in the Philippines. Sun.Star Davao started as a bi-weekly newspaper Peryodiko Dabaw in December 1985 by Elpidio G. Damaso as the so-called alternative press during the end days of the Marcos dictatorship. It started publishing five times a week the following year and was relaunched as Ang Peryodiko Dabaw on September 7, 1987, marking the entry of new investors and its use of desktop publishing, while its Davao City competitors were still using letterpress.

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