By Zorayda Tecson
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – The city government started Thursday the house-to-house survey of the 33 villages here to update its database for the rollout of its Covid-19 vaccination roll out.
City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the move aims to get feedback from residents concerning the Covid-19 vaccines. “I would love to hear the thoughts of the Angelenos about the Covid-19 vaccination we will undertake so that we can help them better understand the good it will bring to their health),” he said.
Data being updated by the survey include the number of persons in the household, preferred vaccine, and health conditions of family members, including allergies, comorbidities, and if they have afflicted with Covid-19.
Last Monday, the city government started an online survey and registration for Covid-19 inoculation. The online survey can be browsed at the official website of the Angeles City Government (angelescity.gov.ph), and on the Facebook page of City Information Office Angeles City.
“In having an updated database, we could strengthen our monitoring, and scrutinize a well-planned system for the rollout of the vaccines. Remember, our estimated number of residents is around 411,634,” Lazatin said.
He said the survey enumerators have also started visiting the hospitals and medical clinics in the city since the guideline set by the national government states that they will be prioritized to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
To ease the people’s concerns, Lazatin said he will be the first to receive the shot with the other city officials and health workers.
The city government has created a working committee for the venture. It is in the process of securing a P600-million loan for the procurement of the vaccines after receiving a favorable endorsement from officials of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) last January.
Angeles City, as of Wednesday, has a total of 2,180 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 161 of whom remain active while 1,892 have recovered. Records show it also registered 127 deaths. (PNA)