January 05, 2021

Makati to Procure COVID-19 Vaccines for All Residents

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  • Makati City Mayor Abby Binay announced via Twitter on Monday that the local government of Makati will soon distribute free COVID-19 vaccines for all its citizens.

    IMAGE My Makati’s Facebook page

    “Naglaan kami ng P1 Billion para tiyakin na walang gagastusin ang bawat Makatizen na mabibigyan ng bakuna. Libre. Ligtas. Para sa lahat.” (We set aside P1 Billion to make sure that every citizen of Makati will get vaccines. Free. Safe. For everyone.)

    According to Binay, the well-being of her constituents is their number one priority this year. She then added that the city officials are also working with vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. for the procurement of the vaccines.

    The Makati government allocated Php 1 billion for its COVID-19 vaccination program. Binay also said that an additional budget will be requested once the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) gives them approval.

    “We will exhaust all means to get the much-needed vaccines early and have all Makatizens vaccinated. The city will also assist companies and businesses that would like to buy vaccines for their employees and workers. We are aiming for 100 percent vaccination in Makati,” Binay said.

    IMAGE My Makati’s Facebook page

    “Guidelines for online registration to be announced soon. I want the free COVID-19 vaccine to be available and accessible to ALL Makatizens. Stay safe!” she added on Twitter.

    As of January 4, Makati City has recorded 10,158 confirmed cases, of which 377 fatalities were linked to the virus. Makati currently has 286 active cases, while 9,495 people have recovered from the disease.


    Source: My Makati Facebook page

               
               
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