Baguio City, Philippines – The city government of Baguio is looking towards the establishment of more vaccination sites to prevent the influx of clients.
Currently, the city has four vaccination sites which include the University of Baguio (UB) gym, Saint Louis University (SLU) gym, high school at Saint Louis School Inc. (Center), and the SM parking area.
The plan of setting up more vaccination sites, according to the Public Information Office of Baguio, was reconsidered to anticipate the possible crowding of those eligible to get the jab with the delivery of more vaccines in the coming months.
Dr. Rowena Galpo of the City Health’s Services office noted an increase of vaccine demand in the past weeks, based on the observation that people tend to flock in the city’s vaccination sites.
This is seen to continue as Baguio was given additional allocation of vaccines and slots for workers.
With this, City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the city will collaborate with the private sector to augment the needed manpower, including venue and logistical requirements.
According to Magalong, Baguio Country Club is now working on their ground preparations as they volunteered for the establishment of one site within their area.
Further, SM City Baguio which has already offered their parking area has expressed willingness to expand it to accommodate more people, with the city government’s assurance that more personnel will be deployed in the area.
Another possible site seen is the Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA).
More private hospital, the mayor said, shall also be asked for assistance in the provision of vaccination services.
They shall also request the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) and the Filipino Chinese community to help the city in providing additional vaccination resources.
As recalled, the Department of Interior and Local Government last month has directed local government units in the country to identify additional possible vaccination sites as one preparation to ramp up their vaccination efforts in order to reach 4 million jabs by end June.
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