Quezon City LGU identifies 10 initial vaccination sites

Published January 17, 2021, 4:50 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

The Quezon City government has readied a list of 10 initial sites where coronavirus vaccines can be administered to residents.

Below is the list of initial inoculation sites:

    ●Project 6 Tennis Court in District 1

    ●Batasan Hills National High School in District 2

    ●NGC Covered Court in District 2

    ●Aguinaldo Elementary School in District 3

    ●Dona Josefa Jara Martinez High School in District 4

    ●Diosdado Macapagal Elementary School in District 4

    ●Kaligayahan Activity Center in District 5

    ●Fairview Covered Court in District 5

    ●Emilio Jacinto Elementary School in District 6

    ●Culiat High School in District 6

“Pinili natin ang mga lugar na ito para madaling puntahan ng mga residente ng anim na distrito ng ating siyudad (We selected these places that are accessible to residents of the city’s six districts),” Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said in a statement released Sunday. 

“Nagsimula na tayong magtalaga ng vaccination sites para handa na tayo oras na dumating ang bakuna (We have started identifying vaccination sites so that we are already prepared when the vaccine arrives). We have to plan ahead to assure our people that we are doing everything to make these vaccines available as soon as possible,” she added.

Belmonte said they are eyeing to establish 24 vaccination sites to augment the three city government-run hospitals — Quezon City General Hospital, Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, and Novaliches District Hospital.

Quezon City Health Department head Esperanza Arias said the other vaccination sites have already been identified but are still being evaluated to comply with Department of Health (DOH) standards.

Arias said the sites must have one entry and one exit point, comfort rooms, and enough space for free movement of the staff. It must also be equipped with a generator set and an ambulance. Minimum health standards must also be observed. 

Each site will also be manned by 22 employees composed of physicians, marshals, vaccinators, counselors, and admin staff.  A Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) must also be deployed. 

Earlier, the city government entered into a tripartite agreement with British-Swedish biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the advance purchase of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. 

The vaccines are expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2021.