Taguig City launches mobile vaccination bus

Published April 16, 2021, 1:32 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Taguig City government has launched its mobile vaccination bus for those who cannot go to vaccination centers.

Taguig’s mobile vaccination bus can accommodate at least 200 people per day and will be deployed around the city in the next few weeks. (Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN)

Mayor Lino Cayetano unveiled the first vaccination bus on April 16 during the visit of Sec. Carlito Galvez and Sec. Vince Dizon of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team and Sen. Pia Cayetano to the mega vaccination hub at SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City.

He said the vaccination bus was conceived upon the advice of the IATF to make vaccination more accessible to the people.

“This bus can go to communities beside basketball courts, subdivisions, and condominiums,” he said.

Those who will be accommodated at the vaccination bus are pre-registered through the help of their building managers and homeowners associations.

Once the bus arrives in a community, Stage 1, or the registration of people, along with assessment and evaluation can be hastened, the mayor said.

“Aside from accessible vaccination centers, we are looking at mobile vaccination centers wherein all communities can be visited,” he said. The vaccination bus can accommodate about 200 people per day.

Taguig currently has seven vaccination centers. Three mega vaccination hubs are located at SM Aura, Lakeshore area, and Vista Mall parking building.

Four community vaccination centers are located at RP Cruz Elementary School, Maharlika Elementary School, EM’s Signal Village Elementary School, and Western Bicutan National High School.