A total of 318 healthcare workers in Quezon City completed comprehensive training in the deployment and management of COVID-19 vaccines.
The city government said the training covered the basics of vaccines, storage and handling, monitoring patients for any adverse effects following immunization, setting up vaccination sites and communicating with communities.
Mayor Joy Belmonte said, “We are grateful for the Department of Health for working closely with us in the city. Our collective goal is to make sure that the city is fully ready once the vaccines arrive, and that we will have a seamless vaccine deployment to avoid any untoward incident and vaccine wastage.”
City health department chief Esperanza Arias said the LGU will in turn provide similar training for healthcare professionals from 48 private hospitals in the city.
Individuals interested to volunteer as vaccinators will also be screened and trained by the LGU.