Crocodile Park drive-thru vaxx open to public

The Crocodile Park drive-thru vaccination hub is now catering to all priority groups needing first, second, missed, and booster doses.

Davao City COVID-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser, in a Viber interview with the City Information Office (CIO) on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, said, “Open for everyone ang atoang Crocodile Park vaccination site, especially sa drivers – jeepney, taxi, ug bus drivers. Mas suitable sa ilaha kung didto sila (Our Crocodile Park vaccination site is open for everyone, especially for drivers – jeepney, taxi, and bus. It would be suitable for them if they go there).”

Aside from drivers, she said medical frontliners, senior citizens, adults with comorbidities, indigents, pediatric 12 to 17 years old, and general population groups are also welcome to avail of the drive-thru vaccination from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays. Walk-ins are also being accommodated.

Dr. Schlosser said, “OK lang didto sila, mas maayo didto (It’s OK for them to go there, it is better there). We want a shorter waiting time so we would be creating different lanes if we have to, so that we can accommodate more people.”

Vaccines brands currently available at the Crocodile Park are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Sinovac.

“Ubay-ubay atong mga bakuna naa didto, labi na sa mga preferred gyud sa mga tao. Makapili gyud sila (We have a lot of vaccines there, especially those usually preferred by the people. They can choose their vaccines),” the city health official said.

While the Crocodile Park drive-thru vaccination hub caters to all priority groups, Dr. Schlosser said the People’s Park site only accommodates senior citizens and differently-abled vaccinees.

The Crocodile Park drive-thru vaccination hub is said to be ideal as it is located outdoors and it is minimum public health standards (MPHS)-compliant due to its huge space and open-air, which is best for social distancing.

She urged Dabawenyos with vehicles to avail of the drive-thru vaccination at Crocodile Park to help decongest other downtown vaccination sites.

To check other vaccination hubs near you, visit the City Government of Davao Facebook page CIO