Teodoro Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III oversee the ceremonial vaccination on Nov. 29,2021, kicking off the National COVID -19 Vaccination Days at the Marikina Sports Center. Photo courtesy of Marikina LGU

DOH kicks off ceremonial Nat’l COVID-19 Vaccination Days in Marikina

November 29, 2021 Arlene Rivera 144 views

MARIKINA City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro on Monday, November 29, underscored the need to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the city targets to inoculate 30,000 individuals in the three-day National COVID-19 Vaccination Drive.

Mayor Marcy and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, together with officials from the Department of Health, Department of Interior and Local Government, and the city government, kicked off the nationwide vaccination rollout at Marikina Sports Complex.

Marikina was chosen by the DOH for the ceremonial kick-off of the nationwide vaccination drive due to its orderly COVID-19 inoculation.

President Duterte declared National COVID-19 Vaccination Days—Nov., 29 to Dec. 1—the massive vaccination drive seeks to increase vaccine coverage and mobilize stakeholders from every sector to support the government’s goal of giving Filipinos a safe and healthy Christmas.

Marikina received 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the national government, which will be used for the massive vaccination drive, Mayor Marcy said.

“Ang nakuha namin bakuna ay nasa 30,000. Kaya ang target namin sa isang araw ay maka 10,000 na babakunahan para sa ganun ay maka-contribute ang Marikina ng mga 30,000 for the national vaccination rollout,” the mayor said.

To make the vaccination rollout organized and convenient for the benefit of the public, the Marikina City government has utilized four vaccination sites for the inoculation drive.

These are Marikina Sports Complex for the pediatric vaccination, Marikina Convention Center for the booster shots, Sto. Niño Elementary School for persons with comorbidities, and Marikina Elementary School for the first dose.

Mayor Marcy said walk-ins are allowed at Marikina Elementary School for individuals who have yet to receive their first dose, but he urged them to pre-register a day before.

Vaccination hours in Marikina run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Mayor Marcy.