Baguio mayor wants vaccination ramped up

June 25, 2021 – Mayor Benjamin Magalong has ordered the ramping up of the city’s vaccination rate to inoculate as many residents in the shortest time possible.

This is in face of the anticipated surges in Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases due to increased mobility, reopening to tourists and the threat of the more harmful Delta variant.

Expanding and speeding up the vaccination efforts will help weather these looming spikes side by side with improving the city’s existing COVID-19 response strategies and case management capacities, the mayor said.

He said they are now aiming to increase the inoculation capacities of the city’s five vaccination sites so that a total of 5,500 to 6,000 individuals can be vaccinated a day given a steady supply of vaccines.

Vaccination schedules are also being worked out to ensure that continuous inoculation activities are conducted all days of the week.

Currently, the city has five vaccination mega sites at the St. Louis University parking building, University of Baguio gym, St. Louis School Inc. at St. Vincent, SM City Baguio and the Baguio Country Club.

The mayor also announced readiness to open vaccination to the A4 or essential worker category expected to go full blast in the coming weeks. – Aileen P. Refuerzo