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Kasya maraming tao: Muntinlupa eyes schools as COVID-19 vaccination centers

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The local government of Muntinlupa is planning to convert the 28 public schools in the city as vaccination centers once COVID-19 vaccines arrive.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led the local government’s first COVID-19 vaccine drive simulation at Muntinlupa National High School – Main on January 29.

Fresnedi said the simulation exercise aims to prepare local vaccination teams on the proper handling and vaccine administration in anticipation of the national government’s approval of a vaccine for use and distribution and arrival of supply.

Muntinlupa City Health Officer Dra. Teresa Tuliao added that the exercise will help the local government to further improve its vaccination site management. Vaccination facilities should have areas for registration, counselling and consent, screening, vaccination proper, and post-vaccination monitoring.

The local government targets to inoculate 5,600 persons per day through its 56 vaccination teams under the best case scenario of supply availability.

The operational logistics of the vaccination program are also being readied to ensure that vaccines will be handled and disposed correctly and properly, including reverse logistics. The local government will be purchasing 48 refrigerators and 2 freezers as storage equipment for the vaccines.

The City of Muntinlupa has secured 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines to inoculate residents in high priority groups.