Manila taps churches for COVID-19 vaccination plan

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The City Government of Manila is considering tapping churches as COVID-19 vaccination sites to facilitate fast rollout of the anti-coronavirus drug.

This was announced by the Mayor Isko Moreno in an interview. “Malaking bagay rin ang simbahan dahil may bubong na maayos. Maganda ang arrangement. This might be considered.”

Moreno said he will be discussing the proposal with Manila Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo.

Pabillo in another interview stated that they were willing to allow the city government to use their facilities as COVID-19 vaccination sites.

“Siguro kailangan nila malalaking simbahan so maghahanap kami. Kung ano ‘yong mga kinakailangan nilang facilities at kung saang area,” he said.

Manila City has so far secured 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. The mayor promised to get his shot in a public setting to increase his people’s trust on the vaccines.

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