The local government of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental will start the inoculation of the qualified individuals under the Priority Group A3 or adults between 18 to 59 years old with controlled comorbidities on Thursday and Friday, June 3 to 4.
Around 200 individuals are expected to be vaccinated on said dates at the Barangay 1 covered court.
Under the Department of Health (DOH) Memorandum No. 2021-0157, priority shall be given to those with comorbidities which are among the top causes of COVID-19 which include chronic respiratory disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, cerebrovascular disease, malignancy, diabetes, obesity, chronic liver disease, neurologic disease and immunodeficiency state.
In addition, beneficiaries should provide proofs of comorbidity issued within the past 18 months including medical certificate from the attending physician, prescription for medicines, hospital records such as the discharge summary and medical abstract, surgical records and pathology reports.
Dr. Jessa Tiapon, Emergency Operations Center Vaccine Cluster (EOC VC) Deputy Vice Chair, noted that walk-ins are not allowed and residents should register first at the city’s VAMOS App.
Gretel Figedero, EOC VC Communication, Advocacy and Partnership Team leader, advised individuals willing to get vaccinated to coordinate with their respective barangay midwife for assistance, further instructions and tickets before going to the designated vaccination area./WDJ