The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and Task Force Disiplina on Sunday (August 8) are monitoring the situation at the Araneta Coliseum after people without appointments swarmed the vaccination site.
According to a report from DZBB, people flocked to Araneta Coliseum after news circulated online that some vaccination sites in the city will accept walk-ins.
“Kaninang umaga, dumami ang tao kasi marami rin ang nagbabakasakali na sila ay mapagbigyan na mabakunahan ngunit mahigpit ang ating mga patakaran ng ating city hall na kailangan may appointment (This morning the number of people increased because they hoped that they would be vaccinated but our city hall policies are strict that an appointment is required),” QCPD Brig, General Antonio Yarra said.
Yarra also said they were able to control the crowd and observe health protocols.
The QCPD chief reminded the public to secure a vaccine appointment before going to vaccination sites.
“May patakaran ang ating city hall, ang ating Mayor Joy Belmonte na kailangan mag pa appointment sila (Our city hall, our Mayor Joy Belmonte, has a policy that they need to make an appointment),” he said.
“Online appointment at lahat naman ay napagbibigyan, para hindi sila maabala, hindi sila magkaron ng inconvenience, ay sumunod sila sa patakaran. Huwag magbaka sakali sapagkat marami sa ating mga kababayan ang gusto ring magpabakuna (To avoid any inconvenience, they should follow the policy because many people also want to be vaccinated),” he added.