Private vaccination sites must conform to DOH standards – Makati Mayor Binay

Published June 4, 2021, 3:29 PM

by Jel Santos

Vaccination sites set up by private firms in Makati City will be required by the city government to abide by the standards set by the Department of Health (DOH), Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay said on Friday (June 3).

(Mayor Abby Binay/My Makati Facebook page)

The City Council, according to Binay, recently approved City Ordinance No. 2021-094 or the COVID-19 Vaccination Site Standardization Protocol and Registration Process.

“We anticipate the private sector to put up their own vaccination sites for employees with the imminent arrival of vaccines they purchased. As early as now, we have laid down the guidelines to make sure that these facilities will meet the standards set by the national government,” the mayor said in a statement.

The ordinance has adopted the provisions of the Philippine National COVID-19 Deployment and Vaccination Plan spearheaded by the DOH in collaboration with the National Task Force (NTF) and other government agencies, she added.

The provisions will be posted on the city’s official Facebook page, My Makati.

Binay urged private firms to work together with the local government to vaccinate all workers in Makati City.

“We want to make sure that everyone in the city is fully protected and safe against the COVID-19 virus in the months and years to come.”

Under the ordinance, private entities who want to apply for their vaccination site registration must submit the requirements to the Office of the City Administrator together with their contact information.

After that, the Makati COVID-19 Vaccination Site Quality Assurance Team will review the submitted documents and recommend the approval of the application, or present its findings and request for other requirements from the applicant.

As of writing, Makati City has administered over 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to residents under the A1 to A3 priority groups identified by the health department.