Taytay mayor hopes for arrival of more COVID-19 vaccines

Published June 25, 2021, 5:43 PM

by Nel Andrade

The mass vaccination program in Taytay, Rizal continued Friday with the inoculation of individuals belonging to the A1 to A3 categories in six sites in the municipality, including SM City Taytay.

(Taytay Municipal Government)

However, Mayor George Ricardo “Joric” Gacula said the local government is hoping that more vaccines would arrive soon as the local government has yet to reach its target of vaccinating more than half of the town’s 400,000 residents.

As of June 23, Wednesday, the municipal government has administered around 10,000 shots of either Sinovac, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines to its residents who are in the A1 (medical frontliners); A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (adult with comorbidities) categories of prioritization.

Gacula said the local government hopes that the national government would allocate more vaccines for the people of Taytay.

He noted that more residents are now eager to be vaccinated based on the number of people who showed up in the vaccination sites located in five villages in the town and at SM City Taytay in the past few days.

SM City Taytay is the only vaccination site where Pfizer vaccines are exclusively administered and monitored by the Department of Health.

Gacula said the remaining 2,100 doses of Pfizer vaccines have been administered as of close to 5 p.m. on June 25, Friday. (Nel Andrade)