MANILA, Philippines—The Manila local government unit (LGU) on Sunday (March 28) began its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination rollout for its senior citizens.
Manila City Health Officer Dr. Arnold Pangan said the Manila Health Department (MHD) will visit barangays to speed up the process in vaccinating senior citizens. The city health department targets to vaccinate 2,380 senior citizen, based on the pre-registration.
As of Monday (March 29) at 12:25 p.m., 2,557 seniors received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccines.
“The LGU deployed its 12 high-end ambulances to serve as mobile vaccination stations,” according to the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO).
The vaccination stations were set up in the following barangays:
Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso reminded the public as well as the health workers participating in the vaccination rollout to adhere to health safety protocols by wearing face masks, face shields, and observing physical distancing. He also said that ‘walk-ins’ or individuals who have not yet registered will still be accommodated as long as there are still vaccines available.
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Posted by Manila Public Information Office on Sunday, March 28, 2021
The Manila LGU continues to encourage its citizens to get vaccinated for additional protection against the virus. Individuals who are interested may register at www.manilacovid19vaccine.com.