Mayor Vico asks residents to be patient in getting COVID jab

Published June 22, 2021, 12:07 PM

by Patrick Garcia

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto urged his constituents on Monday to be patient as they wait for their turn to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto

Sotto issued the call during his update to the city after a resident asked why the city’s vaccination program seems too slow.

“Minsan kasi kapag hindi pa kayo natatawag, pakiramdam ninyo ang bagal. Ngayon sinasabi po ‘o ngayon nasa A5 na daw sila (other cities), tayo nasa A4 (economic frontliners) palang,’ may katotohanan po ito pero kasi, meron pong bakuna na dapat maibigay sa A5. Hindi nito ibig sabihin na tapos na sila sa A2, A3, at A4. Wala pang city na tapos na sa A2 hanggang A4. Wala pa po (Some people who haven’t been called feel like the program is very slow. There is some truth to that. However, it’s because there’s a certain type of vaccine that must be given to the A5 priority group),” Sotto said.

“Sana yan ang marealize natin. Kasi yung supply ng bakuna, proportionate lang yan sa population natin. Technically, walang mas mabilis, walang mas mabagal pagdating sa NCR (I hope we realize that our supply of vaccines is proportionate to our population. Technically, there’s no faster or slower city here in NCR),” he added.

The mayor said that the city’s supply of vaccines is already running low and that other cities in Metro Manila are also facing the same situation.

“Paubos na nga ang supply natin eh, so ganon talaga yun. Syempre pag di pa tayo natatawag or natetext, kung A4 man tayo or ano, feeling natin eh mabagal, pero ganon din ang nararanasan ng ibang lungsod (Our supply is already running low. Of course, if you’re under the A4 group or whatever priority group and still haven’t been called or texted regarding your vaccination, you feel like the city’s vaccination program is slow, but the same thing goes with other cities),” Sotto said.

The mayor said that residents can update their profile in the city’s contact tracing system PasigPass and appealed to them to wait for their confirmatory text or call from the local government regarding their vaccination schedule.

Sotto gave assurance that all those who register in the city’s free vaccination program will be inoculated.