The Baguio City Health Services Office (CHSO) initiated the conduct of Covid-19 Mobile Vaccination (MoVacc) to cater to senior citizens and persons with comorbidities who are bedridden and unable to go to the vaccination sites.
The CHSO deployed its first MoVacc team on May 20 where 21 vulnerable members of the priority sectors under A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (person with comorbidities) received their first dose of Covid-19 jabs in barangays covered by the Aurora Hill District Health Center.
The MoVacc team is led by Assistant City Health Officer Celia Flor Brillantes as the supervisor; Dr. Khecy Colas and Nurse Ricky Ducas as the screeners; Nurse IV Agnes Abad and District Health Center nurses as vaccinators while the Barangay Health Worker (BHW) per barangay serves as post-vaccination monitoring personnel.
The team uses an ambulance either from the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office or the ambulance of the Baguio Country Club.
“To avail of the MoVacc services for bedridden and patients unable to line up for vaccination, guardians or family members must coordinate with their barangay health workers or in their district health centers for inclusion in the list,” Nurse V Sonia Insas of the CHSO said.
Insas said prior to vaccination, the patient has to be pre-registered in the online vaccine registration site, bakuna.baguio.gov.ph, so that vaccine supply will be allocated from the Department of Health.
The MoVacc follows the same vaccination process flow implemented in the main sites such as pre-registration, coordination for the schedule of vaccination, taking of vital signs, and screening before vaccination.
In cases of emergency while the MoVacc team goes around the district, the BHW calls for the ambulance on duty.
“To make sure that the patients and their family members are safe from coronavirus, the MoVacc team strictly follows the health precautionary measures, such as wearing of face mask, face shield and personal protective equipment, observing physical distancing, and disinfecting the area and reducing the time of stay in the area,” Colas said. – Jessa P. Samidan with reports from CHSO