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100 pop-up jab sites to be set up in QC as COVID-19 vaccination becomes area-based

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The city government of Quezon City will roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program in communities in a bid to inoculate more people against the disease.

On Saturday, February 26, the QC Task Force Vax to Normal will temporarily close down all regular vaccination sites to conduct area-based inoculation, where at least 100 pop-up vaccination sites will be set up in different areas in barangays.

A total of 130 teams composed of doctors, nurses, other allied healthcare workers, and barangay workers and volunteers will go down to puroks and inoculate those who have not yet received their first dose, second dose, or booster.

Mayor Joy Belmonte said the strategy shift will help the city government sift through local communities and identify those that still have not been jabbed.

“Our target is to vaccinate 100% of the adult and pediatric population and through this area-based approach, we can provide easy access to vaccination for our citizens in the grassroots,” she said.

Vaccine brands that are less sensitive to temperature, such as Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Janssen will be used. Meanwhile, all children who wish to get jabbed will be scheduled for vaccination in pedia vaccination sites or referred to the city’s 66 health centers that will remain open to accommodate interested vaccinees.