Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday launched the city’s latest booster vaccination drive-thru site at the Bagong Ospital ng Maynila, this time for drivers of public utility vehicles, including jeepney, taxi, tricycle, pedicab and even delivery vans.
“This is good news for drivers of public utility vehicles,” Domagoso said.
“Bring your families, get your booster shot via drive thru so you are protected. Then you can ply the roads again,” he added.
Domagoso, together with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, visited the Bagong Ospital Maynila yesterday to check on the first day of vaccination for drivers of PUVs and delivery vans.
The Manila Health Department proposed the additional drive thru vaccination at the Ospital ng Maynila to ease the booster drive thru vaccination site in front of the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, which is now operating on a 24-hour basis.
Domagoso said the drive-thru booster vaccination at the Bagong Ospital ng Maynila complex will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are targeting to provide booster shots to at least 1,000 individuals who will go to the Ospital ng Maynila starting today (Monday),” he said.
The 47-year-old presidential aspirant last week initiated a 4-wheel Drive-thru Booster Shot Caravan in front of the Quirino Grandstand as part of his aggressive campaign to inoculate as many people as possible in the soonest possible time.
Domagoso said mass vaccinations could prevent possible hospitalization and even death to those who remain unvaccinated amid the rise in COVID-19 infections due to the Omicron variant.
Still ongoing at the Kartilya ng Katipunan near the Manila City Hall is the booster drive-thru caravan for 2-wheel vehicles, including bicycles, for couriers of Grab, Angkas, Lalamove, Shopee, Mr. Speedy, Food Panda, and Lazada, among others.