Mandaue starts house-to-house vaccination of bedridden people

THE Mandaue City government has started conducting house-to-house vaccination on bedridden residents.

The house-to-house vaccination began when the Mandaue City Vaccine Board conducted inoculation on a 75-year-old woman from Barangay Paknaan on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Helen Romarate, 75, had wanted to line up with the rest of her fellow senior citizens in designated vaccination sites across the City but couldn’t do so because she was bedridden.

Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president Ernie Manatad, who heads the City’s Vaccine Board, said they will conduct the house-to-house vaccination through its mobile vaccination clinic provided to them by the Philippine Red Cross.

But Manatad said they can only conduct house-to-house vaccinations for bedridden individuals.

Manatad said he has tapped all the barangays to help them locate bedridden individuals in their area so that they can be enlisted for the city’s home vaccination program.

Aside from the barangays, the family or relative of the bedridden individual can also call the barangay to have him/her registered for home vaccination.

The next schedule for the mobile vaccination clinic will be on Aug. 21 at Barangay Casuntingan and on Aug. 22 at Barangay Canduman, Manatad said.

Meanwhile, the Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) reported that around 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Central Visayas as of Monday, Aug. 16.

Data from VVO showed that a total of 682,726 eligible individuals are already fully vaccinated against Covid-19 using either two-dose vaccines or single-dose vaccine like the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

A total of 443,954 of these fully vaccinated individuals were from Cebu; 112,591 were from Bohol; 93,539 were from Negros Oriental, and 32,642 were from Siquijor. Aside from them, 185,204 others who are already vaccinated with first dose are also awaiting for their second dose.

Central Visayas has already received a total of 2,371,510 doses of mixed brands of Covid-19 vaccine as of Monday, Aug. 15.

The latest delivery, VVOC spokespersom Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said, was the 71,600 doses of Sinovac that arrived last Monday.

Though she did not specify yet the allocation, Loreche said these fresh Sinovac doses will be allocated to local government units (LGUs) needing it for their second dose.

The other allocation for the region since the start of its vaccination program in March this year are the following: 1,169,840 of Sinovac; 364,560 doses of AstraZeneca; 448,110 doses of Pfizer; 10,700 doses of Gamaleya; 208,900 doses of Janssen, and 84,000 doses of Moderna.

Of these, a total of 1,550,656 were already used regionwide.

Cebu administered the most number of doses at 677,499 for first dose and 443,954 for second dose. (KFD, WBS)