Pangan Manila Health Department chief Dr. Poks Pangan (right) and assistant chief Dr. Ed Santos supervise the mass vaccination program. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

Manila gets 50K more Sinovac doses

August 23, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 531 views

THE city of Manila received a fresh batch of 50,000 Sinovac doses from the national government, with a call for those scheduled for vaccination that there is no need to go to the sites as early as dawn, since their vaccines are guaranteed.

In his report to Mayor Isko Moreno, Manila Health Department (MHD) chief Dr. Arnold ‘Poks’ Pangan said the mass vaccination continues to be carried out from 7 a.m. up to 7 p.m. everyday in public schools designated for the purpose.

“Lahat na binigyan at nakatanggap ng number ng kanilang barangay officials ay dapat sumunod sa oras at lugar na nakalagay sa stub. Lahat ng nakatanggap ng stubs ay guaranteed na mababakunahan,” Pangan explained.

Under the current community quarantine status, Pangan said the city government is following a ‘strict scheduling system’ wherein the residents due for vaccination are scheduled by their barangays.

Each resident concerned is given by the barangay a stub which indicates the site and time of his scheduled vaccination, although the sites give the jab within the 12-hour operation of from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aside from the three usual public schools in each of the six districts, three more special community sites have also been designated as mass vaccination hubs – Smokey Mountain Barangay 128 covered court, Benigno Aquino Elementary School and Area-H Palagatak covered court in Parola.

The home vaccinations for the bedridden and physically-challenged also continue, Pangan said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Grace Padila, Sta. Ana Hospital Director, reported that Mayor Isko Moreno continues to be doing well while in confinement.