San Juan City opens registration for free COVID-19 vaccines

Published January 4, 2021, 5:42 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

San Juan City opened on Monday registration of residents who want to avail of free COVID-19 vaccine once it arrives and is ready for use.

Mayor Francis Zamora said the local government will provide vaccines to residents willing to get vaccinated as protection from the dreaded disease.
“I would like to inform everyone that our registration has already started for San Juaneños who want to get vaccinated,” Zamora said in Filipino.

San Juan residents can register at health centers and barangay halls, or through the COVID-19 Vaccination Online Registration Form

According to the mayor, local chief executives in Metro Manila were told that the COVID-19 vaccine will arrive by the second quarter of this year.

This was discussed during the meeting of the Metro Manila Council and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Sunday night.

“We have been advised to start the registration of San Juaneños who want to get vaccinated so that when the vaccine arrives, we already identified who will get vaccinated first,” he said..

“We have a prioritization list from the IATF. Our priority are healthcare workers and frontliners, followed by our indigent senior citizens,” he added.

Aside from the vaccines coming from the national government, the San Juan City government has also allotted P50 million for the purchase of the COVID-19 vaccines once it is ready and approved for use.

The local government, he said, is currently in talks with the national government and pharmaceutical companies for the procurement of the COVID-19 vaccines.