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DOH Cites Recipients of House-to-House Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccines

DOH – The Department of Health spoke on the house-to-house vaccination against COVID-19 and its coverage or recipients.

Currently, the vaccination drive against the COVID-19 is ongoing in the Philippines. The top priority in the administration of the vaccines are the healthcare workers. Several healthcare workers have already received either the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines.

PH recently noted a spike in the COVID-19 cases in the country. It followed the emergence of new variants of the disease and the surge prompted the national government to return the stricter community quarantine measures in the country.

The whole National Capital Region (NCR) is currently under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). The provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are also under the said quarantine measure.

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Amid the fight against the spread of COVID-19, several facilities were turned into vaccination sites. Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) allows house-to-house vaccination in specific cases.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, DOH said that the house-to-house vaccination is allowed for senior citizens and those individuals who cannot go to the vaccination sites like the bed-ridden individuals and those who have comorbidities.

“Ang general policy sa vaccination ay fixed site. Pwede sa hospital, pwede ring fixed site na offsite. Pwede sa gymasium at eskwelahan,” Health undersecretary for field implementation and vaccination coordination Myrna Cabotaje told TeleRadyo.

According to the report, DOH gave an advisory to the local government units (LGUs) in the house-to-house implementation of the COVID-19 vaccines. They must have a clearance from their doctors that they are fit for vaccination and there is a monitoring right after the implementation of the vaccine.

Cabotaje expressed that the monitoring may take 30 minutes up to one (1) hour since the vaccine was given. It is considered as an “emergency use application” thus monitoring is required.

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