Muntinlupa LGU to continue vaccination under ECQ; to open more sites

Published August 3, 2021, 8:53 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Muntinlupa City government will continue its COVID-19 vaccination program even under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) which will be implemented in Metro Manila on Aug. 6 to 20.

In an announcement, the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac) said “The vaccination in Muntinlupa will continue regardless of community quarantine classification.”

An employee of Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC) gets a COVID-19 jab during a ceremonial vaccination program at CIC Alabang office. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi graced the vaccination event together with CIC Sr. Manager for Corporate Special Projects Arch. Douglas Ramsey, Zennya CEO and founder David Foote, CIC Chairman and CEO Raul Joseph Concepcion, Muntinlupa City Health Officer Dr. Juancho Bunyi, and CIC AVP for Administrative Services Jojo Ortiz. (Muntinlupa PIO)

With travel restrictions put in place in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus area starting Aug. 1, MunCoVac said people should show to authorities the text message of their vaccination schedule to be considered authorized persons outside of residence (APOR).

The Muntinlupa police have set up a quarantine control point at the Muntinlupa-San Pedro, Laguna boundary and only APORs are allowed to pass through.

During an online briefing on Aug. 2, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said people who have schedules for vaccination are considered APORs.

“All those who will be vaccinated and have schedules will be exempted from these restrictions. They are included in the authorized persons outside of residence. They just need to bring their vaccination cards or their vaccination schedule and show it to enforcers so they will be allowed to travel,” she said.

MunCoVac said strict safety protocols will be implemented at vaccination sites including physical distancing. It advised people to go to the vaccination site on the time and date indicated in their schedule.

It said the Muntinlupa City government will open additional vaccination sites in barangays in the coming days.

Muntinlupa has seven vaccination sites: SM Center Muntinlupa, Ayala Malls South Park, Festival Mall upper ground floor parking area, New Cupang Health Center, Sucat covered court, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School and Biazon covered court at Southville 3 housing project.

Recently, Concepcion Industrial Corp. (CIC) inaugurated its own vaccination site in Alabang for its employees and their families.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi thanked the CIC, headed by Chairman and CEO Raul Joseph Concepcion, for the company’s initiative.

The company donated vaccines and a Condura VaxSafe, a medical refrigerator that can store vaccines, to the Muntinlupa City government.