Mayor Vico appeals: No butt shots for COVID jab

Published April 12, 2021, 4:31 PM

by Jel Santos

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has appealed to his constituents not to send him photos of them being injected with the COVID-19 vaccine in the buttocks.

Screenshot from Mayor Vico Sotto’s Facebook live video / MANILA BULLETIN

In a Facebook live Monday afternoon (April 12), the mayor said at least two Pasig residents messaged him on social media and sent him their photos while being injected in their buttocks.

Sotto explained that some people were not allowed to be injected in their arms because of their tattoos.

“Minsan ay may nagpapadala sa akin, nakadalawa na yata, picture nila binabakunahan sila sa puwet (Sometimes people send me photos of themselves, I think it happened twice, while being vaccinated in their buttocks),” he said.

“Ngayon, okay lang naman mabakunahan sa puwet, normal ‘yan, medical naman ang usapan. Pakiusap huwag niyo na pong i-send sa akin, ang dami ko na pong iniisip, ‘wag niyo na po idagdag ang pwet niyo sa iniisip ko (It’s okay to be vaccinated in the buttocks, that’s normal, it’s medical. Please just don’t send it to me anymore, I have so many things in my mind, please don’t add your buttocks to the list of things I’m thinking about),” the mayor added.

The mayor said he is very happy that people are updating him about their vaccination status, but said that he would prefer photos of them being injected in their arms.

“Kapag sa braso, okay lang, i-send niyo na sa akin ( If you were vaccinated in your arm, send the photo to me).”

For further information about the vaccination process of the city, the mayor urged the public to visit the official Facebook page of the Pasig City Public Information Office or PIO.

Sotto reminded the public that walk-ins will not be entertained, saying they should be scheduled before going to vaccination sites.

“Strictly no walk-ins. We want this to be orderly. This is to ensure that there is physical distancing. Please wait for a text message about your schedule,” he said.

The mayor reminded Pasig residents that the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine remains limited, asking them for patience.