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Manila LGU holds 2nd COVID-19 mass vaccination simulation exercise for 1,000 community-based target individuals

Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso led the Manila LGU’s second COVID-19 mass vaccination simulation exercise last Jan. 28 in anticipation of the national government’s approval of a vaccine.

This was done after an initial simulation activity was successfully held at the Universidad de Manila (UdM) Palma Hall on Jan. 19.

The second mass vaccination simulation exercise will be conducted at the Isabelo Delos Reyes Elementary School where 1,000 community-based target individuals as well as Manila Health Department medical personnel and barangay healthcare workers are set to demonstrate the vaccination process.

Hindi ako magsasawang mag-simulate nang mag-simulate [I will not tire of these simulation exercises]. We must continue to pursue these exercises para magkaroon tayo ng [so that we can have] muscle memory at mapadali ang pagpapabakuna [and develop ease in having vaccinations] once vaccines become available in the city,”  Domagoso said.

Meanwhile, the following steps will be followed during the simulation.

If the patient is pre-registered:

1. Checking of Vital Signs
2. Screening and Verification
3. Vaccination Proper
4. Holding Area for Observation

If the patient will undergo walk-in registration:

1. Checking of Vital Signs
2. Walk-In Registration
3. Screening and Verification
4. Vaccination Proper
5. Holding Area for Observation

The Mayor also noted that all procured refrigeration equipment by the city were already delivered. These include five Haier HYC-390 refrigeration units which can store vaccine doses from AstraZeneca and Sinovac.

The City of Manila also received four other biomedical freezers which can store Johnson&Johnson and Moderna vaccine vials.

-86 degrees celsius ULT Freezers from Haier which can store Pfizer vaccine will also be utilized for storage purposes.  

Adding to this, about 50 transport coolers will also be used for the city government’s vaccination operations.

All these equipment will be placed at the Sta. Ana Hospital where the COVID-19 Vaccine Storage Facility is being built.

According to the Mayor, the local government plans to inaugurate the said storage facility by the end of January. 

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