MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Manila headed by Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso inspected on Friday (May 14) the premises of the Manila Prince Hotel.
The hotel, located on San Marcelino St., in Ermita, Manila will be the capital city’s 19th vaccination site.
Aside from its already existing 18 vaccination sites, the City Government of Manila has also been conducting home service vaccinations for bedridden residents.
With this new development, Domagoso once again highlighted the need to speed up the mass vaccination against COVID-19.
“Once you have vaccines, you have to deploy them fast. Vaccination should be faster than infection,” he stated.
‘Yan talaga ang policy namin sa simula pa lang. Hindi na talaga namin pinapatagal sa storage,” he added.
Domagoso reiterated that the City of Manila continues to work with the national government in its mass vaccination efforts.
As of Thursday (May 13), the City of Manila has deployed a total of 151,659 vaccine doses for the A1, A2, and A3 priority groups.
The mass vaccination for these groups is ongoing.
So far, the vaccines allocated for Manila by the national government are those from the COVAX facility (AstraZeneca and Pfizer), the Chinese government (Sinovac), and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute (Sputnik V).
The City of Manila is also waiting for the 800,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from British–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.