Valenzuela, Quezon cities extend vaccination program until evening

Published June 17, 2021, 12:30 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

The local government units of Quezon and Valenzuela cities have extended their vaccination program until evening to accommodate more residents, particularly those who are observing regular working hours and who are willing to get inoculated.

In Quezon City, 1,171 individuals received their first dose of COVID-19 at the Quezon City Hall from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Photo Courtesy of Quezon City LGU

This came after the local government launched its “Bakuna Nights” program “to expand the reach of the city and immunize workers whose only free time is in the evening.”

The city’s public information office said among those who got their vaccine were bank and fast food employees as well as teachers who registered for the program.

“We can’t allow walk-ins because we might run out of supplies for those who pre-registered,” it said.

In Valenzuela City, 685 workers received their vaccine when the city’s vaccination program was extended until 10 p.m.

Photo Courtesy of Mayor Rex Gatchalian

The Pasolo Elementary School will operate until evening to accommodate workers. Before getting a schedule for vaccination, employees must coordinate with the local government by sending their names to avail of the night shift inoculation program.