San Juan prepares cold storage facilities for AstraZeneca vaccines

The local government of San Juan has started preparing its cold storage facilities for the AstraZeneca -19 vaccines for its residents, Mayor Francis Zamora said Thursday.

San Juan has started preparing storage facilities for the for its residents, Mayor Francis Zamora said Thursday.

In an interview with Unang Balita, Zamora said they would use the San Juan gymnasium as the primary vaccination site for the residents.

“Handang-handa na po ang San Juan City para sa pagdating ng bakuna. Katunayan, maaga ho kaming nagsimula at noong Disyembre ho kasi, binanggit sa amin ng IATF na posible pagdating nga nitong taon ay magsisimula na,” Zamora said.

(San Juan City is ready for the vaccine. In fact, we started early and in December, the IATF mentioned to us that it is possible to start this year.)

“These are refrigerators that can handle two to eight degrees celsius. ‘Yan po ang temperatura na kinakailangan ng AstraZeneca (that’s the temperature needed for AstraZaneca),” he added.

Zamora also said the city’s barangay and school facilities could also be used in their inoculation program.

San Juan prepares cold storage facilities for AstraZeneca vaccines

“We can also utilize our barangay facilities, pati ho ang public schools natin pwedeng gamitin so depende ho talaga ‘yan sa magiging final count natin,” Zamora said.

The mayor added they could rent refrigerators for the Pfizer vaccines that would be provided by the national government.

“Magrerent lang po kami at may mga kausap na po tayo, pag sinabi po ng national government na okay good to go na po ang Pfizer para sa San Juan then we’ll have these rented freezers brought here that will allow us to store the Pfizer vaccines at -7 degree celsius,” Zamora said.

(We will just rent and we will have people to talk to when the national government says that Pfizer is okay, good to go for San Juan, then we’ll have these rented freezers brought here that will allow us to store the Pfizer vaccines at -7 degree celsius.)

According to Zamora, there are already at least 15,500 residents who registered for the vaccination.