As part of an effort to expand the vaccination program to various sectors, the Davao municipal government has administered the Covid-19 vaccines to people with disabilities (PWDs), including people with intellectual disabilities, and members of the Badjao community in the People’s Park. The city government opened the vaccination campaign for the aforementioned sector in the Volkspark on August 18 and will run until October 2021.

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Mae Aquino, central figure in the city’s social welfare and development community welfare program, said the initiative aims to help the vulnerable sector and 15 people with hearing impairments have been vaccinated by the Parent Mobilization Action Group as of August 26, 2021 . In the meantime, a total of 30 members of the Badjao Community, who received initial orientation at the community level from the social workers, were also catered for from August 27th. “Our social workers, who work on-site, conduct this orientation at the community level before pre-registering,” said Aquino. Aquino said that the Badjao community on 27, it was the area of ​​people with disabilities. A total of 686 people used free vaccinations against Covid-19 on August 26. Aquino said vaccination for the vulnerable sector had long been planned. The vaccination center intends to serve other vulnerable groups, including teenagers over 18, single parents, women and the elderly. “Our goal is to take care of single parents and drug reformers as well as indigenous people in the city next week,” she said. The contact said that those wishing to be vaccinated must visit their respective social worker in their barangay and register when they are ready to be vaccinated. Organized groups or organizations for the sector at risk can coordinate with their office to agree the schedule.The city has set a goal of vaccinating 700 people per day, vaccines in the same number have been allocated and are available to groups with the help of the vaccination cluster for vaccination of priority groups. The spokeswoman for the city’s Covid-19 Task Force, Dr. Michelle Schlosser said the local government would roll out their Cov id-19 mobile vaccination for Muslim communities at five proposed locations. Schlosser said this was in response to vaccination requests from members of the city’s Muslim communities and vaccination clusters already coordinated for the vaccination campaign will follow Muslim religious practices. (With reports from the CIO)

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