Iloilo City’s simulation on COVID-19 vaccination process at the Central Philippine University (CPU) in Jaro district yesterday was a success, according to the city government.
Although some glitches were noted, the city government still mulled to conduct more simulation exercises (simex).
“First pa lang ni sang mga series of simex naton. Ang instruction ni Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, samtang layo pa ang aton vaccination day, kinanglan series of simex ang obrahon naton, every district,” said City COVID Team spokesperson Jeck Conlu.
Next week, he said, they may conduct another simex in Mandurriao district.
There were 500 participants during yesterday’s simex, 100 of which were pre-registered for actual vaccination using flu vaccines. Process showed that after signing the consent, a patient will proceed to the vaccination area for vaccination and then go to the post-vaccination area wherein he has to wait for 30 minutes to one hour to see if he will develop symptoms or effects of the vaccine. Ambulances are also on standby if there is a need for a patient to be brought to the hospital.
Conlu added that there will be a post-evaluation of the simex. He said red team was deployed yesterday to critic the event.
Meanwhile, Treñas, who personally observed at the activity area, said there is a need for more electric fans especially for vaccinators who wore protective gear.
“There are glitches which we have to clear out para mas manami na gid kon actual vaccination. I think lain gid man ni ya nga nag-obra kita sang simulation nga ga-usar kita flu shots kay ti actual gid ni ya nga injectionan mo, makwaan tiempo kon pila ka minutes. After which we can finalize our immunization plan which we will present to WHO and to DOH,” said Treñas.
Aside from CPU, the city mayor said the city government is also eyeing other schools such as University of San Agustin, Ateneo de Iloilo and West Visayas State University as vaccination sites.
Iloilo Science and Technology University, University of the Philippines and John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University are also being eyed./WDJ