Pasay City government to vaccinate 7 senior citizens per barangay due to limited supply

Published April 29, 2021, 11:44 AM

by Jean Fernando

The Pasay City government announced that due to the city’s limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines, only seven senior citizens from each of the 201 barangays in Pasay City will be inoculated on Thursday, April 29, with their first dose.

Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said the city government’s “Vacc to the Future” vaccination program decided to schedule only seven senior citizens from each barangay as they need to continue the vaccinations of those who were already given their first dose.

Rubiano said once the city government gets the additional supply of vaccines from the national government, mass vaccination will continue.

She added that the city is currently conducting the vaccination for the second dose of vaccines of health workers, senior citizens, and adults with comorbidities.

Rubiano said the city government allotted a total of 337 vaccines for the second dose of health workers and adults with comorbidities on April 27. The next day, a total of 291 vaccine doses were allotted.

She said the city government is eyeing to inoculate 14,000 individuals weekly once the supply of COVID-19 vaccines stabilizes.

She added that the city government is also expecting the arrival of 275,000 vaccine doses it procured from British drug-maker AstraZeneca by June or July.