The City Government of Navotas will roll out a mobile vaccination program soon, according to Mayor Toby Tiangco.
"Philippine Red Cross has lent us a vaccination bus that will be used to visit and vaccinate Navoteños who are bedridden or sick and can no longer leave their homes. We will roll out the mobile vaccination as soon as we have completed the mapping of our intended vaccinees," he said.
"We initially conducted house-to-house vaccination of our bedridden residents at Barangay Tangos North and South. However, we had to put it on hold due to limited staff. Red Cross will send vaccinators to augment our team," he added.
Tiangco called on families of bedridden residents to coordinate with their respective barangays.
"Help us locate our most vulnerable residents so we could give them the protection they need against COVID-19. If you have a family member or a friend or neighbor who is bedridden and has yet to get vaccinated, inform your barangay so they would be included in the list," he advised.
Aside from the bus, Navotas also received an ambulance from the Department of Health (DOH).
Rep. John Rey Tiangco and City Health Officer Christia Padolina received the ambulance from Dr. Philip Patrick Co, Development Management Officer V of DOH–Metro Manila Center for Health Development (MMCHD).
“We thank the DOH for this donation. This ambulance will be used to transport COVID-19 patients to hospitals or isolation facilities, and to reinforce the emergency response of the city,” he said.
As of June 29, Navotas has administered 106,519 doses of COVID vaccine. Of this, 82,167 are first doses and 24,352 are second doses.