The Taguig City government is sending doctors and nurses to inoculate bedridden residents as it launched the COVID-19 Home Service Vaccination program.
Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano said the local government launched the project on Monday to ensure that the bedridden people who might also be senior citizens or had underlying medical conditions would have equal access to the vaccines and were inoculated safely.
The city’s head of immunization Jennifer Lou De Guzman and Supervisor of SM Aura Vaccination Hub Regie Santos visited the city’s patients for home service vaccination and administered their first dose of vaccines against COVID-19.
The process follows the same streamlined strategy as the on-site vaccination centers that involves screening and counselling, vaccination and post-vaccination monitoring.
The local government prepared a P13.5-billion recovery budget for this year, with P1 billion to be used for the COVID-19 vaccination program. It also aims to vaccinate one million residents.
Residents interested to avail themselves of the home service vaccination for their bedridden family members may call the designated telephone numbers of Taguig Telemedicine in the 31 barangay health centers as well as the city’s COVID-19 Hotline.
As the city government follows the system of prioritization, it has deliberately taken into consideration the accessibility of vaccines to all residents, especially the vulnerable sector.
“In Taguig City, working diligently and deliberately is important, especially in the event of a health crisis. We must ensure that there are more locations and safer ways for residents, especially the vulnerable sector, to have access to the vaccine,” Cayetano said.
As of April 18, 2021, Taguig had already vaccinated a total of 23,146 Citizens.