Webinar #40 | “How Will Health Workers Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?”

The University of the Philippines in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center
and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!

Webinar #40 “How Will Health Workers Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?” February 12, 2021 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Gerardo Legaspi
Director, Philippine General Hospital

Dr. Christia Padolina
City Health Officer, Navotas City

Dr. Lito Acuin
Hospital Chief, Asian Medical Center

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Charlotte Chiong
Dean, UP College of Medicine University of the Philippines Manila

Closing Remarks:
Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla
Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila

Special Topic
Everyone is talking about vaccination. Healthcare workers are the first to avail of this.
But how will it be done?
Current COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. Will hospitals (public and private) vaccinate all workers in hospitals? Within the hospital, who gets it first? Will other frontline workers in the hospitals (e.g. orderlies, drivers, guards, maintenance staff) be vaccinated as well? Are hospitals prepared with the cold chain-requirements for continuous vaccination of their staff? Is it mandatory? How about at the local government unit level – how will vaccines be given to health care workers who are in health centers, district hospitals? How will all of this be funded?

In this webinar, Dr. Gap Legaspi, PGH Director describes the plans for vaccination among staff. Dr. Lito Acuin, Hospital Chief of Asian Medical Center will share the plans of a major private hospital. Dr. Christina Padolina will share how local governments are planning to roll-out the vaccine for healthworkers at primary and secondary level.

If we all work together and plan ahead, we can protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. Join us as we talk about how health workers will be vaccinated.
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected.

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