CALABARZON SCSD/SP members tackled COVID-19 vaccination plan and FY 2022 budget proposals during its meeting on February 9, 2021 via Zoom video conference.

The CALABARZON Sectoral Committee on Social Development/Social Protection (SCSD/SP) discussed the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination plan during its First Quarter Meeting on February 11, 2021.  

The total CALABARZON vaccine allocation of 24,668,128 will be provided to priority target groups in the following order:  
1) frontline health workers (including workers from public and private health facilities, LGU contact tracers, Barangay health workers, and personnel of DSWD, DepEd, DILG, BJMP and Bureau of Correction)
2) indigent senior citizens
3) remaining senior citizens
4) remaining indigent population
5) uniformed personnel  

The primary goal of targeting and prioritization is to ensure direct reduction of morbidity and mortality as well as maintenance of most critical essential services. Another goal is to substantially control transmission and minimize disruption of social, economic and security functions towards the resumption to new normal.    

The COVID-19 vaccination strategy depends on the type of vaccine and their storage requirements. Among the strategies identified in the Region include: a) house to house social mobilization strategy with the Barangay health workers are mobilizers and navigators; b) pick-up points with scheduled transport arrangements; and c) fixed point vaccinations in hospitals or near storage facilities.  

However, there is no information yet on the brand of vaccine that will be provided and the exact date of vaccination in the Region. For now, the DOH is conducting activities in preparation for the implementation of the vaccination plan including conduct of trainings and orientations, and master listing of eligible population, among others.

Lovely S. Mores, NEDA Region IV-A | February 16, 2021