Caloocan City prepares transpo, storage for COVID-19 vaccines

AdChoiceTV News — The Caloocan City government is already preparing a facility for the storage of the upcoming coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines.

Malapitan on Tuesday met with various city officials, particularly those from the city health department, to discuss the city’s plan on how to store the vaccines against COVID-19 as well as how it could be transported.

Pinaplantsa na natin ang iba pang kakailanganin para sa pagdating ng bakuna, isa na nga rito ang transportation at storage nito. Bukod dito, titiyakin natin na ang vaccination program ng lungsod ay naaayon sa guidelines ng National Task Force, DOH at FDA (We’re already securing all that we need for the upcoming vaccine. One of these are its transportation and storage.

Aside from them, we will also ensure that our vaccination program is in compliance with the guidelines of the National Task Force, Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration),” Malapitan said in a statement.

The move came after the local government already signed a tripartite contract with the national government and British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the purchase of 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Malapitan also had talks with U.S. company Janssen Johnson & Johnson for the procurement of their own vaccine once it gets available.

For the meantime, the city is currently conducting a pre-registration and an online survey among its residents who are interested to be vaccinated. — via Albert Rovic Tan

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