Mayor Emi lauds success of senior citizens vaccination rollout

Published April 1, 2021, 12:52 PM

by Jean Fernando

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano lauded the success of the rollout of vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for the elderly and persons with comorbidities in the city.

Rubiano said the city government started the inoculation of those under categories A2 and A3 on March 29 which was held at T. Paez Elementary School for senior citizens, and Andres Bonifacio Elementary   School for residents of District 1, as well as Corazon Aquino High School for those living in District 2.

“Nagpapasalamat po tayo dahil tagumpay ang umpisa ng ating pagbabakuna sa ating mga mamayan na nabibilang sa mas vulnerable sector at ito po iyong ating mga nakakatanda at may mga karamdaman,” ( I am very thankful that we were able  to successfully roll out our vaccination program for the vulnerable sector, senior citizens, and those with illness) Rubiano said.

During her visit on March 31 to T. Paez Elementary School, she promised that the vaccination program will continue as the city expects to receive more vaccines in the coming weeks and months.

“Yun naman po na hindi pa nababakunahan ay huwag po silang mag-alala sapagkat marami pa tayong bakuna na darating mula sa national government maliban pa po sa ating mismong na-order na AstraZeneca,” (Those who have not received the vaccines need not to worry because there are still more vaccines that will arrive aside from those that we ordered from AstraZeneca) Rubiano added.

She said the city government plans to finish the vaccination of about 1,640 senior citizens, those with comorbidities, and the remaining frontline workers.