QC gov’t opens more vaccination sites, partners with private companies

Published May 16, 2021, 2:03 PM

by Allysa Nievera

The local government of Quezon City have joined hands with private sectors to add more inoculation sites to speed up the city’s coronavirus vaccine drive.

A senior citizen inoculated with AstraZeneca COIVD -19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Paranaque City on Monday, April 05, 2021. (Ali Vicoy/ MANILA BULLETIN)
The city currently has 35 vaccination sites scattered in six districts to accommodate more residents.

“Our vaccination drive is in full swing. With a continuing effort to establish more inoculation sites and given a steady supply of vaccines, we are now averaging more than 7095 individuals inoculated every day with yesterday May 15 reaching a high of 8574,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

“The private sector organizations and companies here in our city have been truly proactive in extending help to the city government by offering their spaces and lending their medical teams to administer the vaccines. The goal of achieving herd immunity in Quezon City has taken the whole-of-city approach to a new level,” she added.

The city had already administered 229,500 doses of vaccines from the national government.

The Ateneo De Manila University, University of the Philippines Diliman, Our Lady of Consolacion Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, Christ the King of the Universe Parish, SM City Malls and Robinsons Malls as well as the multipurpose and events spaces of Araneta Coliseum, UP Technohub, and Elements at Centris also served as vaccination sites.

The city mayor also expressed gratitude to the volunteers who dedicated their time to vaccinate the Qcitizens.

“Our sites will not run properly without our hardworking volunteers who exert effort to provide the best quality service to our people, answering citizens’ questions and also appeasing the concerns of our patients. It is very overwhelming that it is now a whole-of-city approach,” Belmonte said.

“This is our most important battle. If we can’t defeat COVID-19 the way the Avengers stopped Thanos, we won’t be able to regain the world we used to enjoy. Ito ang ating bayanihan sa turukan.”