Robredo teams up with QC for Vaccine Express

Published August 11, 2021, 9:23 AM

by Raymund Antonio

Vice President Leni Robredo’s Vaccine Express project will kick off in Quezon City on Thursday, August 12, to ramp up coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination in the city.

A tricycle driver takes a photo of a woman at the Vaccine Express in Manila to record her getting her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on July 20, 2021. (OVP)

Second in Metro Manila, Robredo said the Vaccine Express will be open for the inoculation of jeepney drivers, tricycle and delivery riders for two days in the area.

The vice president made the announcement about her latest initiative on COVID-19 response in a Facebook post on Tuesday night.

“Sa pakikipagtulungan sa Quezon City Government, aarangkada muli ang ating #VaccineExpress sa darating na Huwebes at Biyernes, August 12 at 13 sa Robinsons Novaliches para sa mga jeepney, tricycle at delivery riders na nakabase sa lungsod (With the help of the Quezon City Government, our #Vaccine Express will roll again this coming Thursday and Friday, Aug. 12 and 13, at Robinsons Novaliches for jeepney, tricycle, and delivery riders who are based in the city),” she said.

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has partnered with the Quezon City government led by Mayor Joy Belmonte for the rollout of the drive-through vaccination site.

The same COVID-19 vaccination program was first launched for riders in Manila last June. Over 4,500 individuals were inoculated.

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Outside Metro Manila, the OVP also opened the Vaccine Express in the cities of Naga and Iriga in Camarines Sur, Robredo’s home province.

Robredo reminded vaccinees that the site will not accept walk-ins, so they have to sign up with their respective driver’s association or delivery riders’ group.

She also told them bring their driver’s license, JODA/TODA ID, and certificate of employment or membership for delivery riders, as well as raincoats and umbrellas in case it rains.

The jeepney drivers, tricycle and delivery riders also have to wait for the Quezon City government to reach out to them for the time and date of their vaccine schedule.

“Sabay-sabay tayong babangon mula sa pandemya! Tara na’t magpabakuna! (Let us all rise together from the pandemic! Let’s go to be vaccinated!),” she said in a post.