LGU-Camalig through the Municipal Health Office (MHO) holds a vaccine simulation exercise at Camalig National High School in preparation for the upcoming municipal-wide vaccine rollout.
 
The simulation aims to polish vaccine management from pre-vaccination, actual vaccination, post-vaccination monitoring, and response to adverse events following immunization (AEFIs).
 
Individuals comprised of personnel under LGU-Camalig, Bureau of Jail Management & Penology (BJMP), Department of the Interior & Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Camalig National High School participated in the simulation as they are listed as priority sectors to be inoculated in the actual vaccination following frontline health workers, senior citizens, and indigent residents.
 
Camalig National High School – the town’s main designated vaccination site is divided into six (6) sections namely, the waiting area, registration area, health education and final consent area, vital signs and health assessment/screening area, vaccination area, and post-vaccination monitoring area – the entire vaccination process is expected to take at least an hour per vaccinee.
 
Apart from the main vaccination site, fourteen (14) vaccination sites are set to be deployed in the barangays to cover all 50 barangays and cater 45,000 of the targeted population.
 
To ensure public health and safety, both implementers and participants in the simulation strictly followed minimum public health standards set by the Department of Health (DOH).
 
Prior to said vaccine simulation, LGU-Camalig through Executive Order No. 01, s. 2021 created the Local Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment (LTFCVD) purposely to oversee the planning, coordination, supervision, and monitoring of all COVID-19 vaccination activities, enforce policies, guidelines, standards and systems as defined in Administrative Order No. 2021-0005, and manage funds and resources generated for the campaign.
 
The LTFCVD through its Communication, Partnership, Advocacy Team has also been conducting intensive information drive to increase the general public’s vaccine demand generation in line with the MHO’s vaccination plan for Camalig.
 
LGU-Camalig garnered a 92.5% rating based on the simulation assessment by DOH, certifying that the MHO is now ready to conduct the actual vaccine rollout.
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO