Parañaque City residents flocked to the Ayala Malls Manila Bay on Tuesday, May 4, to get vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V.
Mayor Edwin Olivarez said they had to accept walk-ins apart from those who were originally registered by making use of the quick substitution list so as not to waste the COVID-19 vaccines.
“Maganda ‘yung kumpiyansa dito sa Sputnik V makikita po natin na aside po doon sa ating mga pinapunta po dito kasi po ‘yung atin pong mga beneficiary based po ito sa online registered doon po sa date registered, nag-accept po tayo ng walk-in (We can see that people have confidence in Sputnik V because aside from the beneficiaries who we asked to come here based on online registration, we also accepted walk-ins),” he said.
Olivarez bared that for Tuesday (May 4), they aim to administer 1,500 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines for the A1, A2, and A3 categories.
Pasay’s vaccination rollout for Sputnik V will run for three days.
Parañaque City initially received 3,000 doses together with the cities of Manila, Taguig, Makati, and Muntinlupa.
The first batch of Sputnik V vaccines consisting of 15,000 doses procured by the government from Russia arrived in the country on May 1 (Saturday).
Olivarez said being part of the initial rollout is a good opportunity for the cities to get used to handling the logistics of Sputnik V which is much like the Pfizer vaccine.
Sputnik V vaccines need to be stored at a negative 18 degrees centigrade temperature and must be kept as a frozen solution.