Some 1,400 industry workers and basic education frontliners or teachers were given their first dose of covid vaccine in the two new vaccination sites in Valenzuela City.
Pasolo Elementary School in Barangay Pasolo caters to the vaccination of around 600 industry workers while Valenzuela City People’s Park Amphitheater is allotted for the vaccination of 800 basic education frontliners or teachers.
Apart from the two vaccination sites exclusively for A4, the local government also simultaneously runs six other vaccination sites in the city to continue to inoculate those under the A1 to A3 priority list.
The City still strictly abides by the vaccination appointment system to efficiently manage its available vaccines and to observe the proper health protocols and capacity of each vaccination site.
“We designated industry vaccine sites because the volume of those in A4 being processed is very big per company and we don’t want our industry-based clients to crowd out. In the industry vaccination site, instead of individuals being given appointments, it’s the corporations being given appointments.
In their respective appointment, the company can bring their employees in batches at their own pace so that we don’t hamper their own operations,” according to Mayor Rex Gatchalian.
Those under the A4 priority list are private sector employees required to work outside of their places of residence, employees of government agencies, government corporations, and local government units and informal sector workers.
The A4 priority list has previously expanded to include teachers or basic education frontliners as approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases last April.
With this, the City Government of Valenzuela urges teachers and non-teaching staff to register and get vaccinated against Covid-19 as they are essential workers with a higher risk of infection.
Meanwhile, around 10 companies with some 600 employees in the city’s first district were accommodated at Pasolo Elementary School. The companies are mostly from the manufacturing and production industry.