The Angeles City government has started the COVID-19 home vaccinations of bedridden persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said they target to vaccinate a total of 200 bedridden PWDs in the city through the measure.
“Tayo na po mismo ang pumupunta sa kanila upang masiguro na matatanggap nila agad ang bakuna ng walang kahirap-hirap.”
“Tayo na po mismo ang pumupunta sa kanila upang masiguro na matatanggap nila agad ang bakuna ng walang kahirap-hirap lalo na po at sila ay kabilang sa ating priority groups (We are the ones who will go to their houses to ensure that they will receive the vaccines immediately without any difficulties especially that they are included in our priority groups),” Lazatin said.
Prior to their vaccination date, the bedridden PWDs underwent health assessment via the comfort of their homes through deployed doctors and health workers from Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center led by Dr. Froilan Canlas and City Health Office headed by officer-in-charge Dr. Verona Guevarra.
A mobile bus is being deployed with complete medical equipment needed for the safe transport of the vaccines, as well as for those who will receive the first dose of inoculation.
There is also an ambulance with rescue and nurse staff from the Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and one mobile utility vehicle of support staff from the Gender and Development Office and Office of the Seniors Citizens Affairs.
“The mayor’s initiative will lessen the worries of the families of bedridden PWDs on how they will receive the vaccines.”
Persons with Disabilities Affairs officer-in-charge Alma Vital said the mayor’s initiative will lessen the worries of the families of bedridden PWDs on how they will receive the vaccines.
Lazatin’s chief adviser Irish Calaguas, meanwhile, reiterated that the mobile vaccination at the grassroots level will be a preparation for the upcoming city-wide house-to-house vaccination, particularly those physically unfit to go to the vaccination areas in the City College of Angeles and Angeles City National High School as well as those who reside in remote areas.
Apart from bedridden PWDs, 660 elderly confined to their beds have been receiving their door-to-door vaccines.
To date, 174 bedridden elderly in 10 barangays received their inoculation via house-to-house, which started last July 31.