Over 300,000 Manila senior citizens receive jabs vs COVID-19

Published May 14, 2021, 4:29 PM

by Andrea Aro

More than 300,000 senior citizens in the city of Manila have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since March 28.

(Manila Public Information Office photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to the city government, this accounts for 24.15% of the city’s more or less 150,000 senior citizens.

A total of 36,231 senior citizens have received their first dose of the vaccine, while 13,815 have already got their second dose.

Senior citizens are included in the national government’s list as the second highest priority sector up for vaccination against COVID-19.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso urged the public to help the elderly to pre-register at www.manilacovid19vaccine.ph.

The City of Manila through the MHD and its six district hospitals have deployed a total of 151,659 vaccine doses for the A1, A2, and A3 priority groups as of Thursday (May 13).

The COVID-19 vaccines available in the city and allocated by the national government are those from the COVAX facility (AstraZeneca and Pfizer), Sinovac’s CoronaVac, and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute (Sputnik V).