The Las Piñas City government has put up more additional sites for COVID-19 vaccination to accommodate the growing number of residents who want to get inoculated.
Vice Mayor April Aguilar said the city is committed to vaccinate 447,000 residents out of its more than 600,000 population to achieve herd immunity.
To date, some 211,274 residents belonging to A1 to A5 categories have already been vaccinated in 18 vaccination sites in 20 barangays, including three malls and an events place.
Aguilar said two more vaccination sites will be put up in Barangay Manuyo Uno and Barangay Talon 5.
Of the vaccinated residents, persons with comorbidities or those belonging to Category A3 registered the highest number, followed by Category A4 or frontliners and uniformed personnel, senior citizens or Category A2, Category A1 or those in health services, and Category A5 or indigent population.
The city’s massive vaccination was lauded by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Mindanao Affairs and Special Concerns Marjorie Jalosjos, calling it “properly managed”.
Aguilar commended the doctors, nurses and health workers who are rendering duties at the vaccination sites for their dedication to the extent of foregoing their rest days.