People’s Park

THE DAVAO City COVID-19 Task Force revealed that the weekend vaccination at the People’s Park is extended until December 2022.

Dr. Michelle Schlosser, the spokesperson of the Davao City COVID-19 Task Force, said, “We still have weekend vaccination and there should be no reason na di makapabakuna nga wala o dili open ang district health office ug ang barangay (that we can’t get vaccinated since the district health office and the barangay are closed) because we have People’s Park and it will last until December this year.”

During the Bida Bakunado program of the Davao City Disaster Radio on Oct. 21, Schlosser called on families to visit the People’s Park on Saturday to avail of the anti-COVID-19 primary two-dose vaccination series and booster shots.

She also thanked the Philippine National Red Cross-Davao City chapter for being a partner in the City Government of Davao’s vaccination program and the city health workers for sacrificing their weekends, which they could have spent with their families, to protect more Dabawenyos in the wake of the growing COVID-19 cases and the new Omicron subvariants.

“For you to get your vaccine, ilang gi-give up ang weekend with the family para maproteksyunan mo ug ang  ang inyong pamilya (they gave up their weekend with the family to protect you and your family),” the city health official said.

She also thanked Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte for supporting the weekend vaccination rollout, considering that it would entail additional logistics and funding.

Schlosser said Davao City recorded 103 new COVID-19 cases with a 14 percent positivity rate. Of this number, 59 are asymptomatic, and 44 are mild cases.

Since Davao City has already exceeded the target population, she said, “Vaccination really works because most of our vaccinated COVID-19 cases either don’t have any symptoms or only have mild symptoms. Ang importante lang man gyud is maiwasan nato ang kamatayon tungod sa severe o critical type of COVID-19 (What’s important is to prevent death due to a severe or critical type of COVID-19).”

As the everyday face-to-face classes begin on Nov. 2 in all public schools, she also urged parents to submit their children to vaccination to give them an extra layer of protection.

She, however, said that they still have not received any word from the Department of Health (DOH) Davao Region about any new Omicron variants detected in Davao City.

DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergiere earlier reported that Davao Region is among the regions detected with XBB cases.

But Schlosser maintained that the vaccines work against any variants of COVID-19. 


Source: Mindanao Times (