DOH allows walk-ins for seniors, comorbidity cases in 3-day ‘bakuna’ drive


THE Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday said walk-ins are allowed, especially for senior citizens and persons with comorbidities, as it declared readiness for the “Bayanihan Bakunahan: Ligtas. Lakas. Buong Pinas.” Campaign, which runs from Monday (November 29) to December 1, 2021.

Vaccine recipients of primary dose series, the DOH said, should bring any valid Identification Card (ID), medical certificate for immunocompromised, individuals with comorbidities, pregnant in their first trimester and children with comorbidities, and additional documents for the rest of the pediatric population as provided in DOH DC 2021-0464.

The DOH encouraged Filipinos to participate in the 3-day vaccination and reminded them to register with their respective local government units (LGUs).

On the other hand, vaccine recipients requiring booster/additional doses must bring their original vaccination card showing completion of the primary series of vaccine, valid ID Card, and medical certificate for immunocompromised individuals.

The DOH-Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) also announced that their regional office together with the local health officers are already organized and well equipped to address any concerns regarding the 3-day vaccination campaign.

Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia said that health workers from various hospitals in the National Capital Region including volunteers from private organizations have joined to extend service during the event.

Valencia also said that the regional office has been delivering the logistics needed, and as requested by various LGUs, to augment their supply.

“As of now, we have strategically placed manpower in areas where there are large numbers of eligible populations to vaccinate. We have also sufficient supply of vaccines to carry out the vaccination service and meet the 3 million targets for the next days,” he added.

New Covid log

Meanwhile, the DOH logged a total of 838 additional Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,831,807. There were also 1,217 recoveries and 156 deaths recorded by the DOH.

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