Marikina City will be opening its Mega Vaccination Facility which can inoculate around 10, 000 people a day.
This was announced by Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro on Wednesday (February 3) during the visit of the CODE team in Marikina City.
The mega facility, which has 10 vaccination stations, is located at the Marikina Sports Complex.
“We will open the Marikina City Mega Vaccination Facility that can administer COVID-19 vaccine to around 10,000 people per day,” the mayor announced.
The Marikina Mega Vaccination Facility, according to the mayor, has a monitoring facility intended for those who experienced adverse reaction in the vaccine.
“We have a care monitoring facility or infirmary if there is an adverse reaction. We could conduct there the initial medical treatment. And this vaccination center is only 100 meters away from the nearest hospital,” Teodoro said.
The city’s cold chain facility where the COVID-19 vaccines will be stored is within the same radius of 100 meters, the mayor said, adding that the transportation of the vaccine and its storage will not be a problem.
Should there be any adverse effect due to the vaccine, the mayor said they have prepared around P5 to P6 million indemnification fund.
In addition, Teodoro said he will be signing an executive order for the creation of a task force for Marikina’s vaccination program.
He said that the task force will be composed of volunteer medical experts such as immunologist, virologist, infectious disease, and pulmonologist.
“Aside from helping us in the information campaign of our vaccination program, they will also explain what vaccine we’re using in relation to their medical conditions, and their comorbidities,” he added.
The random survey of the city showed that most Marikina residents want to get vaccinated.
“Aptly, it can be described as cautious optimism. Gusto nilang magpabakuna sapagkat nakakakita sila ng pag-asa na kung nakapagbakuna, maaari yung dating normal na buhay ay bumalik (They want to get vaccinated because they find hope in getting inoculated, that their lives go back to normalcy),” the mayor said.
Teodoro said the city has three simple steps in their vaccination program: screening, actual administration of vaccine, and observation stage or the care monitoring, which he said is the most important step.
“We give great importance to the observation stage or care monitoring so that we can care for those with adverse effect,” he said.