The local government of Quezon City identified at least 10 locations to be used a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) inoculation sites, even as a timeline for the arrival of vaccines has yet to be finalized.
In an emailed statement, the local government announced sites in Districts 1 to 6, while other vaccination sites are still being evaluated to comply with the standards of the Department of Health (DOH).
The identified inoculation sites were:
- District 1 - Project 6 Tennis Court
- District 2 - Batasan Hills National High School; NGC Covered Court
- District 3 - Aguinaldo Elementary School
- District 4 - Dona Josefa Jara Martinez High School; Diosdado Macapagal Elementary School
- District 5 - Kaligayahan Activity Center; Fairview Covered Court
- District 6 - Emilio Jacinto Elementary School; Culiat High School
"Nagsimula na tayong magtalaga ng vaccination sites para handa na tayo oras na dumating ang bakuna. We have to plan ahead to assure our people that we are doing everything to make these vaccines available as soon as possible," said Mayor Joy Belmonte.
The city seeks to establish 24 sites on top of city-run hospitals -- Quezon City General Hospital, Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, and Novaliches District Hospital.
"The vaccination site must have unidirectional workflow or one entry and one exit, comfort rooms, and ample space for free movement of staff and observance of minimum health standards," said City Health Department head Dr. Esperanza Arias.
"For every site, the QC government will designate 22 employees composed of physicians, marshals, vaccinators, counselors, and admin staff," she added.
Last week the city said it had secured 1.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through a tripartite agreement with the British manufacturer and the national government. — DVM, GMA News