The local government of Navotas City continued the inoculation of individuals under the A4 priority group or the economic frontliners despite the shortage of COVID-19 vaccine supply.
The city received 2,240 doses of Sinovac from the national government on Sunday, June 13.
Mayor Toby Tiangco said in a tweet on Sunday that vaccine slots at the Navotas Fish Port Complex will be allocated for the workers and business owners in the area.
“Nasa 18,000 po ang mga nagtatrabaho rito, pinakamarami sa isang pasilidad. Importanteng mabakunahan sila dahil napaka-delikado pag dito nagkahawaan (There are about 18,000 people working here, mostly in one facility. It is important to get them vaccinated because it is very dangerous if infections spread here),” he said.
“Hangad din nating mabakunahan sila agad para makalipat ang vaccination team sa ibang lugar o makaikot sa mga bedridden na mamamayan (We also want them to be vaccinated immediately so that the vaccination team can move to another area or vaccinate bedridden citizens),” he added.
The city mayor also said the individuals who are working in Navotas can also be vaccinated. They just need to present a valid ID or proof of work.
“Paalala po muli na pwede kayong magpabakuna sa atin kapag kayo ay residente o nagtatrabaho sa Navotas na kabilang sa A1-A4 Priority Groups. Magpakita lamang ng ID o proof of residency o proof of work (You can get vaccinated with us if you are a resident or working in Navotas which belongs to the A1-A4 Priority Groups. Only show ID or proof of residency or proof of work)” he said.
The city government temporarily stopped the vaccination of individuals under the A4 category after running out of COVID vaccine supply on June 9.