AFTER the national government’s green light, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte orders the administration of booster vaccination for healthcare workers starting Nov. 23.
“Our healthcare workers are the first ones to receive the vaccines when we first launched it in March. Since they are consistently exposed to the virus due to their work, it is important that they be given booster shots for additional protection,” she said.
An initial 5,000 health workers and non-medical personnel in health facilities would be given booster shots from Nov. 23 until Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at different vaccination sites, including Rosa Susano Elementary School, Pinyahan Elementary School and Don Alejandro Roces Science Technology High School.
Vaccination for the A1 priority group shall continue in the coming days.
Based on the guidelines issued by the Department of Health, booster doses shall be given to those who have initially received their second shots at least six months ago (something April or May).
Over the weekend, Quezon City-based tertiary hospitals started to vaccinate their medical and non-medical staff.
Health-care workers of hospitals and medical facilities must register with the city’s vaccination registration and booking system: www.qceservices.quezoncity.gov.ph/qcvaxeasy
According to Dr. Malou Eleria, the city’s Task Force Vax to Normal coordinator, the city government continues to vaccinate its residents and workers even after exceeding the target population of 1.7 million for population protection.
“The city’s vaccination sites remain operational to accommodate the adult population, minors with comorbidities, and the rest of the pediatric population,” she said. DALISAY NOLASCO