As Metro Manila went on lockdown to curb the surge of virus infections, the inoculation of senior citizens against COVID-19 in at least 2 cities in the region started Monday.
According to the city of Manila’s public information office, some 1,585 elderly residents were vaccinated in 12 vaccine sites across the capital as of 10 a.m. Monday.
At least 2,380 senior citizens have pre-registered at manilacovid19vaccine.com to receive the dose and authorities will gladly accept “walk-in” applicants, according to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
“‘Yung may mga lolo at lola, tulungan ninyo silang mag-register online,” he said.
An estimated 200 elderly residents in Navotas are expected to receive the jabs before the end of the day, said Dr. Christia Padolina of the City Health Office.
Some 200 more senior citizens are scheduled to be inoculated on Tuesday, while those with comorbidities aged between 18-54 are scheduled for vaccination on Wednesday, Padolina added.
Vaccination will resume on Good Friday, with medical frontliners set to receive their second dose, said Padolina.