Muntinlupa scales down vaccination target due to limited supply; 102-year-old gets jab

Published June 15, 2021, 11:16 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Muntinlupa City government has announced that only 500 individuals will be vaccinated per site on Tuesday due to limited supply of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from the national government.

102-year-old Ma. Rosario Mañas (left) of Brgy. Cupang, Muntinlupa getting her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine through the city’s drive-thru vaccination program. (Muntinlupa PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

In an announcement Monday, the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac) said it has scaled down the target vaccinees for today, compared to an average of about 1,000 individuals per vaccination site or more than 5,000 people per day since the city started inoculating A4 priority group or essential workers.

“The vaccination sites are ready but the scheduling depends on the number of vaccines available,” according to MunCoVac.

It said all vaccines the city government receives from the national government are immediately deployed for use while ensuring that there will be enough stocks for those who will get their second dose.

On June 14 alone, the city government vaccinated 5,778 individuals. The vaccination site at SM Center Muntinlupa in Brgy. Tunasan had the highest vaccination output at 1,421 followed by Festival Mall upper ground floor covered parking with 1,198; Ayala Malls South Park, 1,176; Sucat covered court, 1,080; and Cupang Health Center, 843.

One of those vaccinated in Muntinlupa was 102-year-old Ma. Rosario Mañas of Brgy. Cupang, Muntinlupa. Mañas, born on June 13, 1919, was inoculated through the city government’s drive-thru vaccination program.

As of June 11, the Muntinlupa City government has administered 106,819 doses of the vaccine. Of the total, 80,356 individuals received their first dose, or 20.8 percent of the target population of 385,725, which represent 70 percent of the city’s total estimated population of 551,036.

In addition, 26,463 individuals received their second dose, or 33 percent of those who were given the first dose.

To date, 159,490 individuals have already registered with Muntinlupa’s COVID-19 vaccination program, representing 41.3 percent of the target population.