Davao City LGU sees hastening of Covid-19 vaccination with operation of 59 sites


The Davao City government has expressed confidence that it can fast track the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination program with the 59 inoculation sites in the city.

City Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schossler said there are now 21 City Health Office (CHO)-managed vaccination sites, nine hospital-managed sites, and 29 sectoral sites. The latter is particularly focused on the A4 priority group or the essential workers.

“We have more sectoral vaccination sites as they are our working population so we opened more sites. We have already covered a lot of those in the A4 and we still put up sectoral sites,” Schossler said.

Since other sites perform vaccination even during weekends, essential workers can now grab the opportunity to be inoculated without disrupting their weekday work.

But the CHO official said that employers must support their employees who want to get vaccinated.

As of July 15, the Davao City Vaccination Cluster recorded a total of 290,946 received their first anti-Covid-19 vaccine shots and at least 112,499 got their second doses.