The national government is currently preparing for mass vaccination activities through “National Vaccination Day”. The three-day event will be a special non-working holiday held from November 29 to December 1.
According to Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, they’re looking at a figure of around five million Filipinos.
NTF (National Task Force) against COVID-19 chief Carlito Galvez Jr. had already previously talked about the National Vaccination Day, which is aimed towards being a three-day event.
“We’re in the initial planning and coordination stages,” Vergeire told the media. She added that all of the government’s agencies would be mobilized so that the target of five million vaccinated people would be hit.
Vaccination sites are currently being eyed to include government offices, department stores, and similar public places. The DOH has been meeting with local government units (LGUs) about the program as they would be the ones mobilizing it.
The national government will be asking both public and private sector health care workers for help. Even the ones who are self-employed will be tapped as well.
In order to get community support, house-to-house campaigns will be conducted too.
“There will be [intense] social properations such as dialogues,” Vergeire explained, “[and using social media as well as media] to explain the importance of getting jabbed.”
Nearly all of the entire target population in Metro Manila (97.45%) has received their first dose. The fully vaccinated are currently at 88.86% which brings the goal of 100% herd immunity that much closer.