Taguig aims to give free COVID vaccines to residents

Published January 4, 2021, 1:01 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano said the city government will allot a budget for the purchase of coronavirus vaccines to inoculate all Taguig residents for free. 

In a broadcast on Facebook, Cayetano unveiled Taguig’s Vaccination Delivery Plan to make sure residents will have access to the vaccine. 

“We are working closely with the national government and we want to assure Taguigeños that we have a vaccination delivery plan,” he said. 

He added, “After the allotment of the national government, we are working hard directly with the vaccine manufacturers that beside what will be provided by the national government, we are setting aside money to make sure that every Taguigeño has access to the vaccine.”

“We will make sure that in the next few months, year, that the priority will be the safety and health of our Taguigeños. That’s why we are very careful and saving money in order to spend on important things,” Cayetano added.

“We will set aside money to ensure that there will be a vaccination plan and to possibly vaccinate all Taguigeños for free,” the mayor said.

As of Jan. 2, Taguig has recorded 10,685 COVID-19 cases with 10,491 recoveries and 157 deaths.  It currently has 17 active cases. 

The LGU claims to have the lowest rate of active cases in Metro Manila with two per 100,000 population.