Valenzuelano Senior Citizens Now Up for COVID-19 Vaccination; VCVax Help Center Launched
2021-04-17 
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From April 17 until April 22, the City Government of Valenzuela now starts vaccinating its registered senior citizens against COVID-19 in different vaccination sites in Valenzuela City.

5,909 Valenzuelano senior citizens or those belonging to the A2 Priority Group will be inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during the one (1) week vaccination drive starting today. This is only the first batch of senior citizens to be vaccinated as the local government continues to encourage everyone to register at www.valtrace.appcase.net for their Vaccination Registration.

The four (4) vaccination sites today -- Pio Valenzuela Elementary School, Polo National High School, Canumay West Elementary School, and Valenzuela Polytechnic College, are expected to inoculate the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to around 1,000 senior citizens.

Valenzuela City will administer AstraZeneca for the first 850 registered senior citizens and Sinovac for the remaining senior citizens.

The second batch of COVID-19 vaccination for registered senior citizens will be from April 23 to 30.

As an update, the City Government of Valenzuela recently finished vaccinating the A1 Priority Group or the frontliners. Vaccination for the A3 Priority Group or persons with comorbidity is still ongoing and is being simultaneously conducted with the inoculation of senior citizens to beef up its VCVax COVID-19 Vaccines Rollout Plan.

Meanwhile, the City Government of Valenzuela recently launched the VCVax Help Center last April 15 to strengthen its call for COVID-19 vaccination and to assist Valenzuelanos on their vaccination appointments and understanding the COVID-19 vaccine and its side effects.

Valenzuela City Mayor REX Gatchalian clarifies that the City will now have two (2) call centers that will address two (2) distinct concerns, “In order to lessen the callers in our City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) about vaccination concerns, we are opening the VCVax Help Center so the CESU Mega Contact Tracing Center will only be for COVID-19 response and concerns, while the VC Vax Help Center is for vaccination [concerns].”

The VCVax Help Center hotline is (02) 8-8222463 or 8-VACCINE. It will operate from Mondays to Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This is not to be confused with the 24/7 Mega Contact Tracing Center of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) with hotline 137-160 as the Mega Contact Tracing Center will only accommodate COVID-19-related queries, reports or notification of COVID-19 exposure, requests for swab tests for medical reasons, isolation procedures, and for other emergencies and related information about COVID-19.

Mayor REX Gatchalian reminds Valenzuelanos not to worry as the local government force continues to deliver vaccination appointment letters as the City strictly implements an appointment system in the vaccination sites.

As of 8:00 PM of April 16, Valenzuela City now has 1,235 active COVID-19 cases. Total confirmed cases are at 15,243 with 13,633 recoveries and 375 deaths.

For COVID-19 related concerns, be up-to-date and send a message to the following email addresses: 

For COVID-19 vaccination concerns, please email vcvax2021@gmail.com or call (02) 8-8222463 or 8-VACCINE.

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2021-04-17 | By: Angelica Porciuncula / Public Information Office

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