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DILG thumbs down house-to-house vaccination amid ECQ in NCR

By Addison Pascua

PHOTO: Philippine News Agency

As Metro Manila is set to return under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on Friday, August 6, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) expressed its disagreement with the idea of imposing house-to-house COVID-19 vaccinations during the two-week lockdown.

In an interview with Teleradyo on Monday, DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya maintained the idea of conducting house-to-house vaccinations is not feasible especially for the medical frontliners.

Malaya, however, pointed out the conduct of house-to-house COVID-19 vaccinations is only applicable to bedridden residents.

“Isipin n’yo po yung house-to-house vaccination na lahat ng ating medical frontliners ay pababahay-bahayin natin sa isang kalsada, pa-isa-isa, hindi po talaga ‘yan viable. We only do house-to-house or home vaccination para po sa mga bedridden,” he said.



House-to-house vaccination for bedridden residents continues to have its full swing in some Metro Manila areas including Manila, Taguig, Pasay, and Muntinlupa.

It may be recalled that Metro Manila Council chairman and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivares earlier said they are proposing house-to-house vaccination during the 14-day ECQ in Metro Manila from August 6 to 20.

In addition, Olivares said they are targeting to administer at least 250,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses daily during the lockdown period.