Metro LGUs set to vaccinate A4 priority sector — MMC

Published May 19, 2021, 12:39 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said on Wednesday (May 19) that local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila will soon begin vaccinating economic frontliners under the A4 category.

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)

In an interview on Unang Hirit, Olivarez, who is also Metro Manila Council (MMC) chairman, said that the matter has recently been discussed by the Metro mayors and that they are finalizing the date for the start of the vaccination.

“Definitely, uumpisahan na po ‘yan pero kailangan po ‘yan yung sufficient na vaccine na darating (We will definitely begin vaccinating the A4 sector but we need a sufficient vaccine supply),” he said.

The mayor added that more supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in June.

National Task Force against COVID 19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said that the inoculation of those under the A4 category and indigent population under the A5 category have been approved by the national government and it could start immediately in June.

Galvez added that the exact date of the vaccination will be announced next week. The Department of Health (DOH) will provide the guidelines for both categories.