ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – A total of 192,756 residents here have been vaccinated as the city government ramps up its inoculation efforts against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Out of the number, a total of 123,121 residents have received their first dose while 69,635 others are fully vaccinated, Mayor Carlo Lazatin Jr. said on Thursday.
To provide immediate protection to residents, the city government has launched a blended vaccination scheme dubbed “Sundo Bakuna, Ronda Bakuna.”
Lazatin said the move is part of their efforts to fast-track the vaccination activities.
Individuals eligible for vaccination are those belonging to A1 (medical and health care front-liners), A2(senior citizens), A3(adults with comorbidities), and A4 (front line personnel in essential sectors including uniformed personnel).
Six Philippine Rabbit buses and 10 jeepneys were fielded under “Sundo Bakuna” that started last Aug. 12 to bring the families for vaccination to the City College of Angeles (CCA).
On the other hand, the “Ronda Bakuna", which deploys a mobile bus clinic to vaccinate residents in small barangays, was launched August 11.
To date, a total of 3,296 residents were inoculated via "Ronda Bakuna" program.
Of the total, 996 residents in Barangay Virgen Delos Remedios were inoculated during the kick-off program last Aug. 11 while 2,300 others were vaccinated in Barangay Agapito del Rosario.
Vaccination for the residents in Barangay San Jose is now ongoing with a target population of 4,500.
Meanwhile, residents of Barangays Pulung Cacutud and Pampang have benefitted from the Sundo Bakuna program.
“Susuyurin po natin ang 33 barangays sa pagbabakuna. Magsisimula muna po tayo sa maliliit na barangays. Tayo na po mismo ang lalapit at pupunta upang dalhin ang bakuna sa bawat tahanan ng mga Angeleños (We will comb the 33 villages for vaccination. We will start first in small villages. We will be the one to come and go to bring the vaccine in every home of the Angeleños),” the mayor said in an official social media account post.
The process for the house-to-house vaccination is the same as the on-site registration, which includes screening and counseling, vaccination, and post-monitoring.
While the city government is pushing for home-based inoculation, the vaccination areas in City College of Angeles and Angeles City National High School are still operational for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and pregnant women.
The city government has also started door-to-door vaccination to 660 bedridden seniors and 200 others confined to bed by their sickness. (PNA)