MANILA – Personnel of the Manila Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office, social workers, members of Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology officers received their first doses of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines on Monday.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the workers are part of the Priority Group A1 as identified by the National Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center.
“I’m happy for them. Malapit na rin kami siguro sa kategorya na mababakunahan. Medyo sa may dulo pa kasi kami eh, tapos senior citizens (Maybe soon we will also receive the vaccines because we’re almost at the end of the priority sector, and then the senior citizens),” he said in an interview.
The city government is targeting to inoculate 2,000 with AstraZeneca vaccines at the Ospital ng Maynila and 150 with Sinovac at the Sta. Ana Hospital.
A total of 3,930 doses of AstraZeneca and 308 doses of Sinovac vaccines were delivered by the national government on Sunday.
As of Sunday, 5,406 medical front-liners in Manila have already received their vaccines since the rollout started early this month.
Domagoso is encouraging those included in the priority groups not to dilly-dally in getting vaccinated and to grab the opportunity while supplies last.
“It is an added protection not only for them and their families but for the whole community as well,” he said. (PNA)