Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte today lauded the city’s medical frontliners and volunteers for the speedy implementation of all the processes in vaccination sites.

On average, a patient can go through the whole process – from registration on site to post vaccination in less than an hour.

Mayor Joy Belmonte explained how the city government has improved its services from the first rollout of the vaccination program.

“We are listening to our people. From the first rollout in March, we are continuously developing ways to improve the processes based on their suggestions. Feedback is important in this program since it is our people who are directly involved in the process,” Mayor Belmonte said.

Quezon City posted a record-high of 27,000 administered doses yesterday as medical workers and staff at vaccination centers implemented a seamless, no waiting time policy in inoculating priority sectors.

In total, the city had administered 540,850 doses as of June 18, 414,850 of which received their first dose or 24.4 % of QC’s target population of 1.7 million while 126,000 or 7.41 % of its target population now fully vaccinated.

Mayor Belmonte recognized the efforts and sacrifices of the healthcare workers, volunteers, and even local government employees who work tirelessly for the success of this program, which is continuously undergoing expansion.

QC Task Force Vax to Normal Co-chair Joseph Juico shared that vaccination processes on site were also streamlined to accommodate more vaccines in short periods of time.

“For members of the A4 priority group, taking of blood pressure is now optional considering that they are not seniors nor have comorbidities and are able-bodied or individuals who are physically strong and healthy. This thus lessens the time per A4 patient in the vaccination sites,” Juico said.

Through the online booking and barangay assisted booking schemes, the city government can also assess and allot a manageable number of individuals per site to avoid overcrowding, long queues and long waiting time.

Sites are also opened in strategic locations in all six districts to lessen lines and minimize the congregation of a large number of people.

“Our goal is to vaccinate individuals and open more sites as soon as possible as long as we have a steady supply of vaccines. With less time spent in the vaccination sites, we can accommodate more individuals while still practicing minimum health protocols,” Belmonte added.