The Antipolo City government plans to hire additional vaccinators or accept volunteers for the vaccination program against COVID-19 that it intends to roll out once the vaccines arrive.
Rely Bernardo, city public information officer told Manila Bulletin that the local government would be needing volunteer inoculators aside from the 200 midwives and nurses that it has started to orient and train.
This developed as two private cold storage facilities have offered the free use of their facilities to store the COVID-19 vaccines.
Bernardo named the two storage facilities as Cold Chain Warehouse Specialist, Incorporated and V&F Cold Storage.
In her post on Facebook, Mayor Andrea Bautista-Ynares also revealed on January 20 that the two firms have offered the free use of their cold storage facilities to store the vaccines that the city government would have to purchase.
Ynares said the city government has initially allotted P300 million and signed a Confidential Agreement with AstraZeneca for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines for the city residents.
The local government also said that the vaccination is purely voluntary with the participants signing a waiver and that the program will prioritize senior citizens and frontliners.