The Makati City government on Thursday opened a new vaccination site at Glorietta 5 mall to accommodate individuals belong to the A4 category under the priority list of the Department of Health (DOH).
Another vaccination site is scheduled to open today at the San Lorenzo Place mall following the latest partnerships made by the city government to speed up the progress of its free COVID-19 vaccination program.
“We have made these strategic partnerships with the private sector to accommodate the expected influx of vaccine registrants from the A4 category,” said Mayor Abigail Binay.
“We laud the Ayala Corporation and Megaworld Corporation for readily sharing their resources as we begin another critical phase in the Bakuna Makati mass vaccination program,” she added.
The new vaccination site at the 3rd floor of Glorietta 5 along Ayala Avenue is targeting 500 individuals in the A4 list daily, while the venue in San Lorenzo Place mall at the corner of Chino Roces Avenue and EDSA aims to serve up to 400 individuals.
“We need to ensure fast yet safe vaccination against COVID-19 for our economic frontliners so that businesses in the city can continue to recover and thrive, thus fueling faster economic recovery,” said Binay.
As classified by DOH, the A4 category is subdivided as follows:
A4.1 – Private sector workers who work outside their homes and Overseas Filipino Workers scheduled for deployment within four months;
A4.2 – Employees in government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) and local government units; and
A4.3 -- Informal sector workers and self-employed who work outside their homes and those working in private households.
Mayor Binay said the Makati Coliseum, Vax OTG at Circuit Makati grounds, and various vaccination sites in public schools and villages of the city will continue to cater to the A1 to A3 groups in the DOH priority list.
This July, the one million doses of vaccines ordered by the city government are expected to arrive. Makati has allocated P1 billion this year for the purchase of vaccines under the Bakuna Makati program, which covers residents, city government workers, and private sector employees including non-residents.
The mayor also recently announced the opening of the registration site, makatibusiness.safemakati.com, for private businesses to register their employees for vaccination under Category A4.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.