Second Resbakuna sa Botika launched

Second Resbakuna sa Botika launched

The Central Business District’s (CBD) Malcolm Square or People’s Park is venue for Mercury Drug’s first and second dose vaccination, with booster shots given at the second floor office of the lower Session branch nearby.

Launched on Wednesday, the Bakunahan sa Botika goes on until Saturday, Feb. 5, only.

Vaccinees and vaccinators were seen to be compliant with minimum public health standards, with masks and social distancing at the open-air venue and well-ventilated office area. The process of registration, screening, vaccination and post vaccination monitoring was also implemented.       

During the simple launching program, local vaccine czar and Health Services Office assistant head Dr. Celia Flor Brillantes lauded the partnership between the local government and private entities to acquire herd immunity in the city.

She elaborated on innovations done on the vaccination program, to bring the health care service to the masses. Big sites were utilized, as offered by private colleges and business establishments; mobile vaccination with a medical team ready to bring jabs to the elderly and disabled; district vaccination offered at community areas for nearby households; the drive-thru for individuals and family members to be vaccinated in the comforts of their vehicles; Dr. Brillantes said.

The latest is Bakunahan sa Botika, with Watson’s Pharmacy done last week, and now Mercury Drug. There may be other pharmacies who could follow suit, Dr. Brillantes said.

In a report during the management committee meeting by HSO head Dr. Rowena Galpo, there were 336 vaccinees at Watson’s Pharmacy; 239 Astra Zeneca and 97 Sinovac.

With the leadership of Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Baguio was the first city outside of the National Capital Region (NCR) to trend set Bakunahan sa Botika. –  Julie G. Fianza