ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. has designated the Angeles City National High School (ACNHS) in Barangay Pampang as the second covid 19 vaccination site here.
With the second vaccination center, the city will be able to inoculate 4,000 residents a day.
“With the second designated vaccination center, the city could inoculate an average of 4,000 residents a day. We want to ramp up the efforts being undertaken by the city government for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines,” Lazatin reiterated.
Lazatin last March designated the City College of Angeles (CCA) as Covid 19 vaccination center that can accommodate 2,000 residents every day.
The Department of Education (DepEd) approved Lazatin’s request to use the facilities of ACNHS as a vaccination center from June 1 to 30, 2021.
“The period can be extended,” Lazatin said.
There are 16 computer units installed, 16 air coolers, and four tents placed at the new vaccination site.
According to Lazatin’s Chief Adviser and Tactician IC Calaguas, there are seven vaccinators, eight doctors, and 100 support staff that will be assigned at ACNHS.
“These medical staff are from the City Health Office and Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center,” Calaguas said.
Lazatin also shared that the city government is also targeting its third vaccination area in Sapalibutad Elementary School, which is expected to serve 1,000 Angeleños a day.
To date, the city government is conducting its ongoing inoculation at the CCA to priority groups A1 or the health workers; A2 or the elderly; and A3 also known as persons with comorbidities or those with existing health conditions.
Records from the vaccination center show that 4,905 from the mentioned priority groups are already fully vaccinated, while 23,926 received their first dose of vaccine.
The vaccines administered — Astrazeneca and Sinovac — were initially donated by the Department of Health (DOH).
The city government is still waiting for the arrival of the purchased vaccines, using the P203,814,384.35 allocated budget.
Mayor Lazatin did not push through with the planned loan for the purchase of vaccines since the city has enough revenue that were allocated in the city’s supplemental budget number 1.
The ongoing vaccination being conducted at the CCA is strictly via schedule based on the data gathered in the house-to-house survey and online registration. Walk-ins are not allowed.
To date, 25 out of 33 barangays have been surveyed by the deployed teams from the city government, headed by Gender and Development Officer Mina Cabiles.
Lazatin is urging his constituents to do the online registration at angelescity.gov.ph and to participate in the house-to-house survey in order to build an updated database for the city’s COVID-19 vaccination.