Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr., on February 18, 2021 has ordered the establishment of a vaccination operation center and data base center as part of the preparation for the vaccination roll-out plan of the Angeles City Government.
Mayor Lazatin’s Chief Adviser and Tactician IC Calaguas presided the meeting with the working committee, where key officials ironed out their specific tasking to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines will be properly administered to the estimated 411,634 residents in the city.
ANGELES CITY — The city government here on February 28 started to conduct an online survey and registration for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to get feeback from his constituents, according to Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.
“It is [my] responsibility to hear the grievances of my constituents regarding the vaccines against COVID-19, this is why we are consulting the public,” he said.
The online survey, which is being supervised by Chief Adviser and Tactician IC Calaguas with Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) Chief Michael Lising and Consultant Allan Anonuevo, can be browsed at the official website of the Angeles City Government (angelescity.gov.ph), as well as in the Facebook page of City Information Office Angeles City.
Calaguas, was also tapped by Lazatin, to form and supervise all working committees for the mass inoculation.
Part of the queries needed in the survey are basic information; number of person in the household; preferred vaccine; and health conditions including allergies, comorbidities, and if the person had been afflicted with COVID-19.
Lazatin also revealed that apart from the electronic survey, the city government will conduct house to house survey to 33 barangays on March 8.
The working sub-committee head for this is Gender and Development (GAD) Officer Mina Cabiles and staff with the Day Care workers; Public Employment Services Office (PESO); Angeles City Reproductive Health and Wellness Center and Social Hygiene Clinic; Angeles City Youth Development Office (ACYDO); Angeles City Sports Office (ACSO); Barangay Population Officers; and Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials.
At the same time, Lazatin said, the surveys being conducted aim to establish an updated database system, in preparation for the roll-out of the vaccines in the 33 barangays.
“In having an updated database, we could strengthen our monitoring, and scrutinize a well-planned system for the roll-out of the vaccines. Remember, our estimated number of residents is around 411,634,” he explained.
In addition, Lazatin also understands the worry of Angeleños about the vaccines. To abate their concerns, he will first receive the said vaccine with the other city officials and health workers.
In fact, the surveyors will visit all the hospitals and medical clinics in the city starting March 2, since the guideline set by the national government states that they will be prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
It can be recalled that Mayor Lazatin has ramped up the city’s vaccination plan as he ordered the creation of a working committee in anticipation of the procurement and arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines.
The city government is also in the process of securing a P600-million loan for the procurement of the vaccines.
In January, the city received a favorable endorsement from the officials of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), with regard to its P600 million loan.