The University of Baguio, through its supportive administration, is the first identified mega - site under the Baguio City's Vaccination Action Plan. On Monday, it also hosted the first vaccination simulation program led by the City Health Services Office. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Mayor Benjamin Magalong assures the city government's readiness with Vaccination Action Plan and Operation Center and enough manpower in place. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Higher Education Institutions offering medicine and allied health programs may now open limited face-to-face classes according to Commission on Higher Education - CAR Director Danilo Bose (second left). (SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

BFAR-CAR Regional Director Lilibeth Signey turned over solar-powered venturi aeration system to the fisherfolks in Barangay Santa Filomena in Calanasan to officials led by Sangguniang Bayan Member Kyle Mariah Bulut, Municipal Agriculturist Luisa Magna and fisherfolk Loreto Asuncion. BFAR-CAR photos

The Big Kettle is a new come on of the Polig's Berry Farm in Ambassador, Tublay in Benguet. It is one of the tourist attractions opened even during the General Community Quarantine. (photo courtesy of the Polig's Berry Farm)

BGHMC readies database of its health workers for COVID-19 vaccination

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 19(PIA)  --The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) is  preparing  the database of  its personnel  for  the national Coronavirus disease(COVID-19)  vaccination and deployment program.


BGHMC health workers undergoing assessment during the vaccination program registration at the hospital garden, February 18, Thursday. (CCD/PIA CAR)

On Thursday(Feb. 18), the  BGHMC  administration set up  booths at the hospital garden  to facilitate  the registration of their health workers and hospital employees.   BGHMC has about  2,500  with  around 2,100  of them as frontline health workers.

Being the health facility in Cordillera  region with the biggest workforce and as the referral center for critical COVID – 19 patients, we  have to be ready  so now we are having the registration of those who will be part of the vaccination  deployment program,  said  Dr. Leamor Fangonilo, the  BGHMC Public Health Unit  head. 

 The vaccination  deployment program   includes database registration, counselling and screening and provision of QR codes that they will used for the actual  vaccine rollout.   

BGHMC  has  already conducted training for the vaccination program that  includes  lecture series on the purpose of the vaccination and on the importance of having the frontline health care workers as the priority recipients of the vaccines  as they have the highest risk to be infected due to their multiple exposures to COVID – 19 patients.

BGHMC Adult Infectious Disease Specialists Dr. Thea Pamela Cajulao and Dr. Bernard Demot, in an interview with PIA and PTV, explains how vaccines works and its importance in the country's fight aganst COVID - 19. (CCD/PIA CAR)

 Dr. Bernard Demot, an Adult Infectious Disease Specialist  at BGHMC,  affirms the safety and efficacy of the  COVID-19 vaccines  particularly the Astra Zeneca and Pfizer have been  approved by the country’s  Food and Drug Administration.

 “These vaccines are safe and effective as they already passed through clinical trials, and will play a vital role in the country’s fight against COVID – 19”, Demot said as he calls on  health workers especially the front liners,  to support the vaccination program.

“It is one of our safe and effective prevention measures against COVID – 19”, he added.

Dr. Thea Pamela Cajulao, also an Adult Infectious Disease Specialist of BGHMC,    enjoined the public especially the high risk group such as the elderly and those with comorbidities to register for the vaccination program.

“Developing immunity will reduce the risk of infection and on developing complications due to COVID – 19”, she said. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar




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