Those who missed sked can still get vaxxed

REGISTERED individuals who have missed their vaccination schedules either because of emergency or unexpected scenarios like illness during their schedule need not worry as they can still re-schedule their vaccination.

Mary Jean Loreche, Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) spokesperson, said individuals with concerns like these can either call or check with their local government unit for another schedule or walk in by just bringing their vaccination card as proof of a second dose not yet taken.

For those who missed their first dose, they only need to present proof of the original schedule that they had missed.

Frances Alfafara, volunteer for the Project Balik Buhay (PBB) Covid-19 vaccination initiative, said they will facilitate second dose re-schedules through

“We encourage the vaccinees to coordinate their reschedule requests through their HR or official representative,” Alfafara told SunStar Cebu.

The PBB completed the administration of first dose vaccines on Aug. 31, 2021 while second doses are ongoing until Sept. 30.

The PBB vaccination initiative is also set to start the registration for its PBB Junior and PBB Plus vaccination programs in the coming days.

In a press statement, the PBB said these vaccination programs are in accordance to the request of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, the Department of Health 7, and the VVOC, in support of the National Government’s ongoing vaccination program.

The PBB Junior vaccination program is intended to help facilitate the vaccination of children ages 12 to 17 years old who are dependents of employees or members of PBB-registered companies and organizations.

Meanwhile, the PBB Plus program is intended to help facilitate medically-approved booster shots for priority group A1 frontliners who received their complete Covid-19 vaccination doses under the PBB vaccination initiative.

The would-be registrations for these vaccination initiatives will follow the same platform as the ongoing PBB vaccination initiative with all the coordination to be coursed through the designated human resource office of the company or through organization representatives of the PBB-registered company or organization.

The PBB, however, said both programs will “highly” depend on the final guidelines which will be released by the Covid-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, the National Task Force, and the National VVOC.

“Any actual vaccinations for both programs will have to wait for the formal announcement and release of these guidelines,” the PBB said in the statement.

As of Thursday, Sept. 9, a total of 1,664,043 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the entire Cebu.

Of these, 997,652 doses were administered as first dose while the rest or 666,391 doses, were used as second dose.

Majority of the administered doses or a total of 580,902 were administered in Cebu Province, followed by Cebu City (505,362), Mandaue City (296,452), and Lapu-Lapu City (281,327).