Isko Mayor Isko Moreno stressed that his main focus is on the mass vaccination of city residents. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

Isko focused on mass vaccination not politics

May 25, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 112 views

THIS is no time for politics. Our focus is mainly on vaccinating as many as possible.

Thus declared Mayor Isko Moreno, as he dodged questions about his political plans for 2022, stressing it (politics) is not what the citizens need right now.

“Basta ako, no politics. We will just vaccinate. Mga ilang buwan na lang, walang makatatangging pulitiko, puro question of politics na ‘ yan. Sa ngayon, hindi ‘yan ang kailangan ng utaw (tao). Kami sa pamahalaang-lokal, kanya-kanya ng abilidad, how to help, vaccinate and help the people survive,” Moreno stressed in a press conference, in an apparent effort to point out that there is a time for everything.

Meanwhile, Moreno said that one has to be part of the city government’s established system for him or her to get vaccinated in Manila.

The mayor explained that only those who are duly registered with the city government will be jabbed, either via pre-registration or registration right at the vaccination sites for those who are ‘walk-ins.’

Moreno said the logic behind this is to ensure that the local government will be able to protect and accurately monitor the number of vaccinees in the city, in the hope of inoculating the whole population of more or less two million.

The good news, he said, is that the number of individuals who have pre-registered in Manila has already reached more than 494,880.

The mayor encouraged those who have not registered to already do, even if they are still awaiting for vaccination to start in the category to which they belong.

He likewise explained that not just because you were among the first to register, it means that you will also be among the first to get vaccinated, since it all depends if you belong to the priority list or not.

Right now, the vaccines are being allotted to the medical and health frontliners, senor citizens and persons aged 18 to 59 who have comorbidities.