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The Department of Health will set up vaccination sites in polling places.

MANILA, Philippines — On election day, the Department of Health (DOH) will set up coronavirus vaccination booths across the country.

Primary series and booster dosages would be accessible, said DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire at a “Laging Handa” briefing on Saturday.

“In every polling precinct, there will be vaccination sites set up. We have vaccination sites in all polling locations, so maaari kayong dumiretso doon kung wala pa kayong booster o’di kaya’y kailangan pang kumpletuhin ang primary series. If you need a booster or to finish the primary series, you can get vaccinated there once you’ve finished voting) “she stated

Following a series of meetings with the Commission on Elections, Vergeire guaranteed that “all is in order” (Comelec).

“Handa ang gobyerno para (makapagdaos) ng safe na halalan, pero nakikita ako, hindi kaya ng gobyerno alone. The government is poised to hold a secure election, but I am calling to everyone to help. We must all contribute to making the elections safe) “Vergeire explained.

She stated that the Department of Health has activated its regional offices to help local governments and guarantee that minimal public health and safety requirements are followed.

In addition to vaccination locations, the DOH will set up health stations in polling precincts where voters can go if they have a medical emergency or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

“Everything is in order, since we did a simulated exercise with Comelec officials last Thursday. Our health standards are well coordinated with Comelec “Vergeire expressed himself in Filipino.

According to the latest DOH data, Covid-19 instances in the country average 184 per day, including 74 per day in the National Capital Region.

According to Vergeire, there are locations where cases are growing, but the numbers are “less than 35 cases at most” and do not correlate to more hospital admissions.

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