By Rjhay E. Laurea
MANILA — Construction workers in Quezon City belonging to the A4 priority list got their anti-Covid-19 shots recently.
Mayor Joy Belmonte personally visited the vaccination site located in a Quezon City facility of Makati Development Corporation (MDC).
She was accompanied by Task Force Vax To Normal co-chair Mr. Joseph Juico, and Department of Building Official head Atty. Dale Perral.
The chief executive wants to make sure the vaccination process is smooth, follows the right process, and the workers are accommodated properly.
Construction workers are included in the essential worker A4 priority list because of the high risk that they may be exposed to the Covid-19 virus due to their stay at the barracks of their construction companies.
Most of the construction workers are stay-in laborers.
The local government aims to help companies doing business in the city and ensure the safety of their workers under the #QCProtekTODO program.
Earlier, the city opened the business registration for Covid-19 vaccination for companies and establishments that have 100 or more employees, have their own medical team, and have their own vaccination site.
Last April 2021, the Quezon City Government, through their Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD) partnered with shopping malls to be able to use it as vaccination sites.
The first mall to be used as a vaccination center was SM North EDSA Skydome in Barangay Sto. Cristo, followed by other SM malls, Araneta Center, Robinson’s malls, Ayala malls, Waltermart, and Fishermall, among others.