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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

Covid-19 vaccination training in Kalinga pushes through despite lockdown

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Health workers in the Kalinga, Apayao and Mountain Province will simultaneously undergo two-day vaccination training this week, January 28 and 29, 2021 in their respective provinces.

In an interview with Dr. Bernadette Andaya of the Provincial Health Office on Monday, January 25, 2020, she said training course will be done online, adding that the training shall include PNP personnel in the province.

“As for the PNP, yung PRO-Cor ang nag request for their health units to participate in the training,” Andaya said, explaining that PNP health units are also trained to augment the health workers during the vaccination.

Online registration form were already sent to the participants.

According to Andaya, the training will capacitate knowledge of the participants regarding Covid-19 vaccination program.

Desired outputs as mentioned by the health officer will be the vaccination microplan of local government units and health facilities (to include identification of vaccination teams), as well as the dissemination of information to all health workers down to the barangay level.

The provinces of Abra, Ifugao and Benguet are scheduled to undergo the same training on January 26 and 27.

In Benguet, provincial and municipal health officers, rural health physicians, national immunization program coordinators, supply and logistics officers, and local epidemiology and surveillance officers will attend the training.

According to Secretary Carlito Galvez, the country’s COVID-19 vaccine czar, the country’s’ COVID-19 vaccination program will start this February upon the arrival of the 50,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine.

Priority sectors for the vaccination include frontline health workers, senior citizens, indigent populations and uniformed personnel.

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