Village officials to assist tech-challenged registrants in Manila

Village officials to assist tech-challenged registrants in Manila

MANILA – Village chiefs in the city of Manila have been ordered to assist residents under the A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (with comorbidities) vaccination priority lists in registering for the Covid-19 jabs.

Manila Barangay Bureau (MBB) chief Romeo Bagay issued the memorandum on Wednesday instructing barangay chairpersons to help in facilitating online registration at as some do not have the technology or knowledge to do so.

“One of the major factors is the lack of technical knowledge or gadgets needed to register online for free Covid-19 vaccines,” the memorandum read.

The city government allows walk-ins but it will slow down the process as they would need to register first.

The MBB advised all village chiefs to mobilize officials and the Sangguniang Kabataan council to help in the online registration.

Help “facilitate in the registration of our unfortunate constituents who are willing to avail this much-needed free Covid-19 vaccine, but lack the technical knowledge and or gadgets that are needed to register online,” Bagay said in his directive.

On Tuesday, Manila hit a one-day record of 16,261 vaccinees.

As of Wednesday, a total of 221,838 have been vaccinated in the city, with 61,218 of them already with two doses.

Vaccination service includes home visit for bedridden residents. (PNA)

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