May 15, 2021, I received my first dose of vaccine at long last. I was apprehensive about getting vaccinated against Covid-19. If my memory serves me correctly, I first learned about Manileños’ online registration in January. I didn’t register right away because I was afraid it would affect my body. Since I already have a disease, I’m concerned about the potential consequence.
I considered getting vaccinated because of the sudden rise in covid-19 cases after a year of community quarantine in 2020. I went online and enrolled myself and my aunts. Every week, the Manila Health Department reminds Manila residents of the upcoming Manila Mass Vaccination Schedules.
For A3 Priority Group must be aged 18-59 years old.
It is necessary to present Proof of Comorbidity such as;
- a Medical Certificate
- Doctor’s Prescription not to exceed 6 months.
- Hospital Records Discharge Summary or Medical Abstract
- Surgical and Pathological Records.
Since the vaccine is free for residents of Manila, I went to a location where a mass vaccination schedule was being held. There may already be some mass vaccine schedules in other places, but the majority of them will be in their second doses by May 2021.
They will first search the QR code of your online registration when you arrive at the Vaccine Center. They will hand you a small form to complete. You must complete this before moving on to the next step, which is checking your blood pressure. If your BP is normal proceed to the next step to validate your QR code they will ask you medical questions which are also the questions in the online registration for confirmation. Then, you will wait for your turn to be vaccinated. After receiving your first dose you will be asked to stay in a holding area for about 10-15 mins to check if the vaccine has a side effect on you. My second dose and to be fully vaccinated is scheduled for June 12.
So far, I can assume that I am COVID-19 and that after the second dose and being completely vaccinated, I or my family and I will be protected from the pandemic. I also thank God for protecting me since the pandemic started I undergo SWAB Testing twice and both have negative results.
ALWAYS WEAR A FACE MASK AND FACE SHIELD
However, it is always essential to bring and wear a FACE MASK AND FACE SHIELD at all times. We have a number of senior citizens living with us. They MUST also be PROTECTED. I was seldom out of the house because of the Work From Home arrangement. Most of the time I stayed only at the staff house. I used to take a taxi to avoid congested areas like Public Utility Vehicles. Let’s face it, many Filipinos still do not adhere to the Health Protocol. To protect yourself, you can want to avoid them.
With the health crisis we are facing today, not only is there a fear that you will get a virus but there is also a fear that you will lose your job. Well actually, there is no work left, and even the online casino industry is gone. It is now difficult to find a job because of the required stay-in to ensure the safety of the employee.
I wish that all Filipinos would be vaccinated, just like me, let’s get rid of fear. Our health and safety also depend on it. Know your LGU’s MASS VACCINATION SCHEDULE.
– Caloocan (updated link)
– Las Piñas (valid email required)
– Manila (site temporarily down as of March 29)
– Pasig (Pasig Pass app)
– San Juan
– Taguig (Taguig Trace app)