City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla has recommended to Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo the use of Foundation University Gymnasium as the 3rd COVID vaccination site that if operational will increase the number of eligible residents served on a daily
Mayor Remollo commends the administration of Foundation University for making their facilities available to help accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination program for city residents.
A team from the City Health Office led by Dr. Talla met with the officers of Foundation University during the ocular visit of the proposed vaccination site.
Mayor Remollo has directed the hiring of health workers to be deployed in the 3rd COVID-19 vaccination site that include a physician, nurse or midwife who will be in charge of screening and assessment; one allied professional or volunteer for health education; a doctor, nurse, or midwife who will vaccinate; and two health workers or volunteers from partner agencies who will be tasked for documentation and taking of vital signs.
Per DOH regulation a vaccination post/site must have adequate space for waiting area, registration, pre-vaccination counseling and final consent, screening, vaccination and post-vaccination monitoring and surveillance.
Some 50, 104 eligible residents or 50% of the target eligible population (100, 542 residents) in Dumaguete City have already received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 in the first 2 vaccination pots at Robinson Place Dumaguete and Pulantubig Gymnasium.
Dr. Talla also disclosed that 89, 251 doses of COVID vaccines Sinovac, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Sinopharm, Moderna and the single dose Janssen jabs have been administered as of November 8, 2021.