Dabawenyos can book vaccination schedule online soon

Published July 29, 2021, 12:39 PM

by Antonio Colina IV

DAVAO CITY – Dabawenyos will be allowed to choose their schedule for vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the online booking feature of the Safe Davao QR (DQR) will be up next week to provide convenience and avoid overcrowding at the vaccination sites, a local health official said.

Dr. Michelle Schlosser, focal person for Davao City COVID-19 Task Force, said, in an interview on Wednesday, that the developers of the DQR will pilot test the online booking feature from Thursday to Friday to improve the system before it can be launched next week.

Once available, she said the Dabawenyos, who have already been pre-registered for anti-COVID-19 vaccination, can access their existing DQR accounts to set their preferred vaccination schedule from among the available dates.

Those who will have successfully booked via the DQR system will receive an automated confirmation message on the date, time, and venue of their vaccination, she said.

“At the moment, the system is almost complete. Those who have pre registered – all you have to do is to open your previous account and you can see there ‘schedule an appointment’” she said.

She said the local government hopes to address the complaints of several Dabawenyos who have not received a schedule of their vaccination even after pre registering via the DQR system. The pre-registration feature of the DQR system started on May 25.

Based on the data published on covid19.davaocity.gov.ph, there are 330,945 individuals received the first of the two-dose vaccines while those who completed two doses reached 149,122, comprising 12.42% of the target of 1.2 million to achieve “herd immunity.”

There are 21 operational vaccination sites in the city.