No vaccine wastage in Davao Metropolis
An official of the Davao Metropolis COVID-19 Activity Power assured that there is no such thing as a “vaccine wastage” in Davao Metropolis, saying that contingency plans had been laid out to stop such incidents.
Through the Bida Bakunado program aired on the Davao Metropolis Catastrophe radio (DCDR) on Friday, Davao Metropolis COVID-19 spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser mentioned that Davao Metropolis has not recorded spoiled jabs for the reason that begin of its inoculation drive in March.
“As a lot as doable, we don’t enable it. Though naa tay tong mga hapit, siyempre naa man nay mga expiration date, mahimo na siyang wastage. Earlier than it expires, we’ve got a contingency plan para dili jud siya ma wastage kay sayang kaayo (Though some vaccines are nearing their expiration dates, we’ve got a contingency plan to stop it from being labeled as wastage),” Schlosser mentioned.
Acknowledging the price of every vaccine and the restricted provide, she mentioned that they guarantee that each vaccine is run earlier than it reaches its expiration dates to stop spoilage.
Certainly one of their contingency plans is rolling out the vaccines to the individuals disadvantaged of liberty (PDLs) and jail personnel contained in the Davao Metropolis Jail to maintain them protected against the specter of the virus whereas inside.
“Dili jud siya ma-waste. We try to preserve our allocation kay dili baya basta-basta makakuha ug allocation (The vaccines is not going to be wasted [because we have contingency plans]. We try to preserve our provide as a result of it’s not straightforward to get an allocation of it),” the well being official underscored.
In September, the Division of Well being (DOH) has confirmed that at the least 10,000 doses of coronavirus illness (COVID-19) vaccines have gone to waste in some components of the nation on account of varied causes akin to mishandling of vaccines and improper storage, amongst others.
She added, “Kanang wastage, murag sakit na sa amoa maglabay ta og vaccine. Daghan gusto magpa-vaccine pagkahuman dili mahatag. As of the second, wala pa tay ing-ana nga incident. We’ve a contingency plan for that [It will sadden us for instance we will have vaccine wastage. A lot of people want to get vaccinated then they will not get one just because of spoiled jabs. As of the moment, we have not recorded such incident).”
This week, Davao City was allocated 468,000 doses of Pfizer BioNTech Comirnaty donated by the United States government through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility. It is the largest shipment of Covid vaccines in a day since the beginning of rollout.
Schlosser remains hopeful that they will achieve an average of 15,000 vaccinees per day with the new supply and additional vaccination sites.
Meanwhile, based on the Davao City Vaccination Report of the Davao City Vaccination Cluster as of October 5, the city already registered a total of 646,248 fully vaccinated individuals while 646,248 Dabawenyos have been injected with the first dose.
In the priority group, a total of 54,165 individuals who belong to the Priority A1 (Health Care Workers) were fully vaccinated while a total of 61,436 have been administered with the first dose; Priority A2 (Senior Citizens) 1st Dose: 91,673 and 2nd Dose: 85,365; Priority A3 (Persons with Comorbidities) 1st Dose: 170,571 and 2nd Dose: 148,174; Priority A4 (Essential Workers) 1st Dose: 372,757 and 2nd Dose: 321,935; Priority A5 (Poor Population) 1st Dose: 74,488 and 2nd Dose: 36,609.CIO