LGUs told to deploy mobile COVID-19 vaccination units

Local government units should put up mobile units to bring the COVID-19 vaccination drive closer to the people and speed up the rollout, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said mobile units would benefit senior citizens, people with special needs and those in remote areas who have difficulty reaching vaccination centers.

He said the initiative, once implemented by LGUs, would ease overcrowding at vaccination sites and ensure more people are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Apart from mobile units, Año said local chief executives should establish more vaccination sites in their respective areas by building partnerships with government agencies and the private sector.

For the supervision and administration of vaccines, he said LGUs should reach out to private hospitals and clinics and accept volunteer health care workers.

Data requirements should also be simplified for registrants.

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