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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

Abra identifies vaccination centers, prioritizes frontliners and senior citizens

Abra, Philippines – As the national government aims to vaccinate over 50 to 70 million Filipinos this year, the provincial government of Abra during a meeting with the members of the League of the Municipalities of the Philippines at the Provincial Capitol Atrium on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, identified fixed vaccination centers in the province.

According to PLGU Abra, most of the local executives in the province chose their rural health units as vaccination centers. The province of Abra has 27 rural health units.

As for the other mayors, they opted for Abra Provincial Hospital and the district hospitals as centers.

As reported, first priority to get vaccinated will be the more than 35,000 health workers, senior citizens, and frontline essential workers in the province but are required to pre-register online.

Also tackled during the meeting is the purchase by LGUs of refrigerators to be utilized as storage for regular vaccines. Existing DOH chest freezers shall be solely used as storage for COVID-19 vaccines.

In addition, creation of COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force was also decided to be done in every municipality aside from the provincial task force to focus on the vaccination process.

Trainings will also be provided to Covid-19 vaccinators which include midwives, nurses, and doctors by the DOH before the actual COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccination in the 3rd and 4th week of February 2021

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said during a Senate inquiry on January 11 said the first vaccination program will be conducted on the “third or fourth week of February” and that they are expecting to vaccinate over 2 million Filipinos in April.

Further, Galvez said that they shall prioritize Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City, and other areas with high attack rates as recipients of the first shot of vaccines.

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