Valencia new vaccination site opens in Robinson’s Mall
VALENCIA CITY (BukidnonNews.Net/23 September 2021) Beginning on Sept 22 another vaccination site opened its doors to the public through the effort of the City Government of Valencia – in Robinson’s Mall.
Located at the Atrium at the Ground level of Robinsons Place Valencia, the new site offers a wider venue for the vaccination roll-out in compliance with the minimum health standards set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). As the city government intensified the Department of Health (DOH)-led RESBAKUNA campaign for its constituents, the initiative will also cater to the rest of mall goers from the different parts of the province.
A test run was successfully held in the morning of September 22 to ensure the strict implementation of IATF guidelines. By 1pm, the vaccination roll out was in full swing until 6pm. The said site opened from 9am -6pm from Sept 23 to 24, 2021.
The city government opened the new site with high hopes that the unvaccinated population in Valencia City will finally submit for vaccination as the country struggles with the continuous surge of COVID-19 cases brought about by the Delta variant. The convenience and location of the new vaccination center offers a one-stop shop, so it is expected to attract more mall goers and travelers who want to get their first dose inside the mall.
A total of 600 doses of Pfizer shots donated by Covax facility was scheduled to be dispensed during the rollouts. But it was clarified that donated vaccines can be used only for A1, A2, A3, and A5 priority groups upon presentation of valid ID and proof of indigency.
On September 13, the City Health Office recorded an all-time high vaccination number of 1,424 individuals as many flocked to the City Gymnasium to avail of Moderna and Sinovac vaccines.
Meanwhile, the City Gymnasium remains as the main vaccination venue for the first and 2nd doses, from 8am-3pm during weekdays and from 1pm-9pm on Sept 26, Saturday.
As of September 22y, the DOH-10 reported a total of 80 new COVID-19 cases, five recoveries, and three fatalities from this city. The active cases remain high at 1,026 and a total death toll of 150.
Valencia City remains under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restriction from September 9 to 23 upon issuance of E.O 281 s. 2021 by Mayor Azucena P. Huervas. (Contributed by Roy D. Perfuma/BukidnonNews.Net)
IN PHOTO: The new vaccination site at the Atrium at the Ground level of Robinsons Place, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Photo courtesy of Valencia City Public Information Office