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400 get jabs in school-based mobile vaccination vs. COVID

MORE THAN 400 individuals benefitted from the recent Davao City COVID-19 Task Force mobile vaccination in three schools.

At least 263 were vaccinated at the San Pedro College on Sept. 23 while 150 received their anti-COVID-19 vaccine shots at the DMMA College of Southern Philippines on Sept. 21, and 65 at the Assumption College of Davao on Sept. 19.

The scheduled mobile vaccination stops from Sept. 27 to 30 include the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) College of Law, AMYA Polytechnic College, Holy Cross College of Mintal, and DMMA DCSP. 

City COVID-19 Task Force spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser, during the COVID-19 Alert program of the Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) on Sept. 28, underscored the importance of implementing the minimum public health standards (MPHS) inside campuses, such as wearing of face masks during classes or in enclosed and crowded areas and frequent handwashing. 

She also said that with face-to-face classes and other activities being conducted within and outside school premises, contracting COVID-19 is unavoidable even if MPHS is strictly being observed since the virus is invisible.

Schlosser said, “Aside sa pag-intensify sa monitoring sa COVID-19 cases sa eskwelahan, i-intensify pud nato ang school vaccinations (Aside from intensifying the monitoring of COVID-19 cases in schools, we also need to intensify school vaccinations).” 

Only through vaccination (primary two-dose series and boosters), according to her, will Davaoeños have an additional layer of protection.

She said this amid the recorded COVID-19 cases among students and employees in graduate schools, colleges, and universities. 

A few cases were also logged among employees in elementary and secondary schools.

“Very good pa ilang immune system but data is showing us naa gihapon mamatay ani nga age groups (They have a strong immune system but the data is showing us that there are still those who die due to COVID-19 in these age groups),” the city health official, who also just recovered from the disease, said.

From Sept. 18 to 24, Davao City had 14 new COVID-19 deaths including those in the seniors, pediatric, 20-29, and 30-39 population age groups.

Meanwhile, other sectoral vaccinations were also held in government offices and private offices and establishments.

A total of 122 individuals were inoculated at DMCI Homes Davao and 95 at Monteritz and Social Security System on September 24; 39 at the Bureau of Plant and Industry in Tugbok, 21 at Seda Hotel, and 91 at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sept. 23; 48 at Grand Men Seng Hotel and 109 at Eastwest Bank along J.P. Laurel Avenue on Sept. 22.

At least 66 personnel also got their vaccine shots at the Sasa Police Station, 14 at Autopit, and 43 at Villa Oro Ecoland on September 21; 63 at Conectys, 12 at LTFRB 11, and 157 at the Davao City Police Office on Sept. 20; and 41 at the Philippine Statistics Authority on Sept. 19. 



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