Taguig City starts COVID-19 home vaccinations

Published April 20, 2021, 7:18 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Taguig City government has started offering home vaccinations against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for bedridden residents. 

A senior citizen after getting her first dose of COVID-19 at home in Taguig (Taguig City government / MANILA BULLETIN) 

The Home Service Vaccination program commenced Monday with the aim of inoculating bedridden persons who may be senior citizens or have underlying medical conditions. 

Taguig head of immunization Dr. Jennifer Lou de Guzman and supervisor of SM Aura Vaccination Hub Dr. Regie Santos visited the city’s patients for home service vaccination and administered their first dose of vaccine against COVID-19.

Home Service Vaccination follows the same processes for on-site vaccination consisting of screening, counselling, vaccination, and post-vaccination monitoring. 

Residents who want to avail of the service for bedridden family members may call the designated telephone numbers of Taguig Telemedicine in 31 barangay health centers or the city’s COVID-19 hotline. 

“In Taguig City, working diligently and deliberately is important, especially in the event of a health crisis. We must ensure that there are more locations and safer ways for residents, especially the vulnerable sector, to have access to the vaccine,” said Mayor Lino Cayetano.

Taguig recently launched the mobile vaccination bus for those who cannot go to vaccination centers. 

As of April 18, Taguig has vaccinated 23,146 citizens consisting of 9,564 health workers (A1), 7,020 senior citizens (A2), and 6,562 non-seniors with comorbidities (A3).