The Quezon City government and the University of the Philippines have joined hands to set up an additional COVID-19 vaccination site at UP College of Human Kinetics (CHK) gym.
“We’re very proud to partner with Quezon City government, and yes the vaccination site that was chosen was the College of Human Kinetics which is a beautiful site,” OCTA research and UP Professor Ranjit Rye said in a virtual press conference on Thursday.
Rye said that the site is already being prepared for the partnership with the local government.
“It’s already being prepared and we’re excited to contribute to the collective efforts of Quezon City as far as vaccination is concerned,” he said.
“Ideal vaccination site because it’s a big gym po, very big gym and much bigger than the public schools gym that we have, maybe two or three times bigger,” he added.
Professor Rye also said that it is UP’s contribution to the city government to help in the vaccination program and lessen the transmission of the virus.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said the city medical team and Department of Health (DOH) representatives will visit the site.
Mayor Belmonte also said the Ateneo University and the Araneta Coliseum also offered a venue for another vaccination site in the city.