Naga online vaccination registration proj launched
By Jason B. Neola
WHILE it continuously performs inoculation of residents that reaches now to 2,409 medical healthcare workers and frontliners, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities, the LGU Naga launched yesterday (May 19) its online vaccination registration via Facebook live.
The project aims to efficiently and expeditiously come up with a list of vaccinees without compromising their safety and to allow also the City Health Office to make it clear to every vaccinee the date and time when he or she has to report for immunization.
The conduct of immunization depends upon the availability of vaccines received by the LGU from the regional office of the Department of Health.
The city mayor as he gives emphasis on the importance of the online vaccination registration project to the public via Facebook live on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. CEPPIO
“With this [on line registration] we can be able to help would-be vaccinees to avoid people overcrowding just to include their names in the list or finding themselves elbowing with others if only to receive a vax jab,” Mayor Nelson Legacion said during the launching.
City Health Officer Vito Borja II, MD related to the public the May 10 incident during the conduct of the third mass immunization at the Naga City Mega Vaccination Center (JMR Coliseum) where more than a hundred of senior citizens barged the venue although it was not yet their time to get vaccinated. The situation resulted in total disarray as there were already 300 senior citizens at that time queuing for immunization.
A would-be vaccinee may visit https://covidvax.naga.gov.ph to register, be able to know the time and date of his/her vaccination, and learn about the LGU’s detailed vaccine rollout plan.
In his message, Legacion said that the fight against Covid-19 will begin to show a bright prospect when at least 70 percent of the Nagueño population are already vaccinated. “Although we are batting for a 100 completion completion of our vaccination program,” he said.
The mayor admitted that the LGU has suffered some kind of setback when it learned that many Nagueños manifested in surveys several months ago that they are undecided or do not want to get vaccinated. “But the situation is very different now that almost everyone wants to get a vaccine shot, thus the launching today of our online vaccination registration project,” he said.
Legacion said that residents who do not have internet access may visit their respective barangay halls for assistance to be able to register online. “We are enjoining all the city’s 27 barangays to have their own online registration centers so that we can be able to assist our constituents effectively in this project,” the mayor said.