Pasig City to launch online appointment system for COVID-19 vaccination

Pasig City begins its token vaccination program at Pasig City General Hospital on March 2, 2021. Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News / Feature

MANILA – The mayor of Pasig, Vico Sotto, said on Monday that the local government’s online appointment system has been completed and will be launched this week.

The local government lobbied to upgrade the functionality of the Pasig Pass – a QR code system used for vaccine registration and contact tracing – so that it can be used to schedule vaccination appointments.

“’Yung nagawa na ng developer dating system, tinetesting na lang natin,” Sotto said in a live video on Facebook.

(The developer has completed the dating system, we just have to test it.)

“I hope tomorrow na po ‘yan online,” he said.

(Hope it will be online by tomorrow.)

The local government will open up meeting slots depending on the number of vaccines available, the mayor said.

“Halimbawa can issue 1,000 vaccines and 1,000 vacant locations,” he said.

(For example, if we get 1,000 shots, we’ll only open 1,000 appointment slots.)

“Ang hirap kasi kung mag-open na tayo ng slot for next month, paano kung hindi dumating? Paano kung dumating late?” he said.

(It will be hard for us if we open slots for next month because what if the vaccines don’t arrive? What if they arrive late?)

Sotto said earlier that the COVID-19 pricking appointment system was designed to make the inoculation process more efficient and ensure there would be no overcrowding at vaccination sites.

As of May 27, 2021, Pasig City had fully vaccinated 16,631 people, while another 66,745 had received their first vaccine against the disease that infected 30,575 Pasigueños.

Pasig City spent 300 million pesos last year to procure COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca as the local government hopes to vaccinate 700,000 residents to gain immunity in the city.

Sotto said he expects these AstraZeneca vaccines to arrive later this year.

Video of the Facebook page of the mayor of Pasig, Vico Sotto

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