Govt to turn Nayong Pilipino into mega Covid vaccination site

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A senior citizen gets a jab of Astrazeneca as Anti Covid-19 vaccination for senior citizens in Las Pinas has kicked off on Maunday Thursday April 1,2021 at Verdant covered court, the local government of the city is targeting 90,100 senior citizen to be vaccinated in 10 different vaccination area readied by the municipality of Las PInas.Photo by:NONIE REYES

A health official on Wednesday said Nayong Pilipino in Parañaque City would be the first of the mega vaccination sites to open soon as the government expands its vaccination rollout.

“The Nayong Pilipino which was previously closed, Secretary Galvez already talked with Secretary Berna of the Department of Tourism and they had an agreement already that we will open it as one of our mega vaccination sites,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in Filipino in an online media forum, referring to Secretaries Carlito Galvez and Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

Vergeire added members of the private sector also have offered their “big areas that can be used as vaccination sites together with their workforce” as part of their corporate social responsibility.

On Tuesday, Galvez said the mega vaccination sites could accommodate up to 10,000 individuals a day.

Currently, the country only has medium-sized vaccination sites serving 5,000 to 6,000 individuals a day.

Vergeire noted the initial target is 500,000 a day across all the mega vaccination sites.

“We’ll see if that needs to be increased based on supply and demand, we’ll see in the coming days,” she said in Filipino.

Recognizing that some people crowd in vaccination sites when waiting for their turn, Vergeire reminded the local government units to implement a vaccination schedule.

 

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