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The City Health Services Office (CHSO) Mobile Vaccination (Movacc) team should be on their toes and convert to rapid deployment teams once a group of at least ten home-bound patients are listed ready for vaccination.
Said team is supposed to have a ready bag or kit of needed materials, and one hour notice to deploy, Mayor Benjamin Magalong instructed City Health Services Office head Dr. Rowena Galpo during the regular management committee meeting last week.
Bedridden individuals, persons with disability (PWD), and senior citizens who could not go to vaccination sites can avail of said services.
Assistant City Health Services Officer Celia Flor Brillantes leads the team which valiantly treks to the farthest barangays to vaccinate incapacitated individuals. The program was launched in May with the group composed of a screener, councilor, vaccinator, an ambulance driver and a volunteer nurse for the HSO team.
Movacc patients need to be registered with bakuna.baguio.gov.ph, coordinate with the barangay health emergency response team (BHERTs) for vaccination schedules which is consolidated through the district health office.
Motion and time studies prove that a properly-equipped rapid deployment team could vaccinate as much patients in the same area in a day. – Julie G. Fianza