Parañaque LGU starts online pre-registration for free COVID vaccines

Published January 19, 2021, 12:28 PM

by Jean Fernando

The Parañaque City government started Tuesday the online pre-registration for residents who wish to avail of the free vaccination against the coronavirus.

Mayor Edwin Olivarez said residents can visit his official Facebook page, scan the QR code to register.

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The Parañaque LGU is allocating an initial P250,000 for the city’s vaccination program. It signed an agreement with British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca on January 11 to purchase 200,000 doses of the vaccine.

Aside from AstraZeneca, Olivarez said they are eyeing to acquire vaccines from Janssen, Pfizer and Moderna.

City Health Officer Dr. Olga Virtusio said the city plans to inoculate up to 119,200 residents during Phase I of their vaccination program that will cover frontline workers, uniformed personnel, persons with disabilities, senior citizens and indigents.

The ultimate goal, Virtusio said is to reach a 90% vaccination coverage to attain 70% herd immunity of the critical population.