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MANILA – Quezon City residents eligible to receive the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) jabs may now have their vaccination in the city’s 66 health centers amid the rising cases of Covid-19 being recorded in the past few days.
 
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Dr. Malu Eleria of the QC Task Force Vax to Normal said this is part of the city’s intensified Covid-19 vaccination program.
 
“The QC government is encouraging everyone to complete their primary doses and get boostered. Bukas po ang lahat ng health centers within QC from Monday to Friday para magpabakuna (All our health centers in QC are open from Monday to Friday),” Eleria said.
 
She added, “Bukod po sa health centers, meron po sa mga piling lugar sa inyong barangay na naka-schedule, magtanong lang sa health center staff. Maari din po na mag book online para sa schedule na naayon sa inyong availability (Aside from the health centers, there are other designated areas in your barangays, just ask our health center staff. You may also book your schedule online based on your availability)”.
 
In a Facebook post, the QC government announced that first and second doses, as well as the first booster shot of the Covid-19 jabs, may be availed by minor children 12 to 17 years old and all adults; while the second booster shot by health workers, senior citizens, and immunocompromised individuals in health centers nearest their residence.
 
The location and contact numbers of QC’s 66 health centers may be accessed through  https://quezoncity.gov.ph/.../hospitals-and-health.../
 
Meanwhile, the city government is encouraging its residents to avail themselves of the free booster shots for additional protection against coronavirus.
 
It cited studies indicating that AstraZeneca booster has been proven effective against the emerging Covid-19 variants.
 
Base sa isang pag-aaral, nakitaan ng malakas na panlaban kontra Omicron variant ng Covid-19 ang mga nabakunahan ng AstraZeneca booster. Lumalabas na halos tatlong beses na malakas ang panlaban sa katawan kontra Omicron ng mga nakatanggap ng AstraZeneca booster (Based on a recent study, those who have been vaccinated by the AstraZeneca booster were observed to have three times stronger resistance against the Omicron variant of Covid-19),” QC government’s post reads.
 
As of July 19, the QC government reported a total of 1,155 or 0.43 percent confirmed active Covid-19 cases.
 
The city’s recovery rate is at 98.91 percent with 265,067 individuals who have recovered from the disease, while the total number of deaths is at 1,738.
 
Meanwhile, as of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, the city government has already administered a total of 6,186,696 Covid-19 vaccine doses.
 
A total of 2,530,910 individuals in the city are already fully vaccinated after receiving two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine or the single-dose Janssen jabs, while 1,114,279 booster shot doses have already been administered. (PNA)