Cagayan de Oro City urged its senior citizen residents and remaining healthcare frontliners to register at City Hall’s online pre-registration system as soon as possible to ensure their convenience and priority status during the vaccination rollout.
“The pre-registration system developed by the data management and logistics group of City Hall’s Emergency Cluster is intended to allow the vaccine recipients to pre-register in advance so they can be immediately processed and their waiting time is reduced. This would also ensure the smooth flow of the vaccination program,” said Dr. William Bernardo, Chief of the City Health Insurance Office (CHIO).
During Monday noon’s (March 29) City Hall press briefing, Dr. Bernardo said the pre-registration system was launched last Sunday, March 28.
He added that the upcoming rollout will confined to the remaining health care frontliners and the city’s senior citizens for the whole month of April.
“The system is user-friendly and will ask for the name, birthday, address and phone number of the vaccine recipients,” he said.
Other questions as required under Department of Health (DOH) guidelines include whether or not they have comorbidities or underlying illnesses, allergies and in the case of women, whether or not they are pregnant.
“We’re confining the registration to seniors and frontliners in order to avoid overloading the servers (since they are the priorities),” Dr. Bernardo said.
Those who were unable to pre-register will still be vaccinated since the pre-registration is intended to expedite and make the vaccination process more convenient for beneficiaries and vaccination teams. “It’s important for the registrant to input their correct phone number since they will receive a text message confirming their registration,” Dr. Bernardo explained.
As of writing, the city has a total of 176 COVID-19 vaccination pre-registrants. Visit vaccineprereg.cagayandeoro.gov.ph now to register.
—(Source: City Information Office)