Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force. (PNA file photo)

DAVAO CITY - The Vaccination Cluster of the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force said Friday it is intensifying the vaccination rollout in schools and various sectors in the area, with the aim of getting more residents vaccinated and minimizing the threat of the coronavirus disease.

In a radio interview, Dr. Michelle Schlosser, Davao City Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson, said mobile vaccinations are ongoing in three schools and will be held in other sectors as well.

“Aside from intensifying the monitoring of Covid-19 cases in schools, we also need to intensify school-based vaccinations," Schlosser said.

At least 263 were vaccinated at the San Pedro College on September 23 while 150 received their Covid-19 vaccine shots at the Davao Merchant Marine Academy College of Southern Philippines on September 21, and 65 at the Assumption College of Davao on September 19.

“With the face-to-face classes and other activities being conducted within and outside school premises, contracting Covid-19 is inevitable even if minimum public health standard (MPHS) is strictly being observed since the virus is invisible,” Schlosser said.

She reiterated that only through vaccination—primary two-dose series and boosters—Dabawenyos can have an additional layer of protection.

Sectoral vaccinations were also held in government offices and private offices and establishments from September 21-24, which yielded 921 new vaccinees.

Data from the Department of Health in the Davao Region (DOH-11) showed that as of Sept. 26,1,338,383 Dabawenyos or over 100 percent have been fully vaccinated. (PNA)