NVOC: Walk-ins allowed during 3-day national vaccination drive

Published November 11, 2021, 5:11 PM

by Analou de Vera

Coronavirus vaccines have been prepared for distribution at a vaccination site in Manila on May 18, 2021. (Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin)

Filipinos who are eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are allowed to walk into the COVID-19 vaccination sites even without appointment during the three-day national vaccination drive this month, an official of the National Vaccination Operation Center (NVOC) said.

“Since this activity is malakihan talaga, we encourage walk-ins— na dapat hindi sila ma-deny on those days para magpabakuna (Since this activity is huge, we encourage walk-ins — that they should not be denied on those days to get vaccinated),” said NVOC official Dr. Kezia Rosario during the Malacanang press briefing on Thursday, Nov. 11.

“If they are willing po on those days, dapat freely po silang maka-receive ng vaccination at mahikayat natin sila (If they are willing on those days, they should be able to freely participate in the vaccinations and encourage them) even anywhere they are on that day,” said Rosario.

Rosario added that requirements to get vaccinated will also not be difficult.

“We also limit iyong mga ini-impose ng ating mga LGUs (local government units) na requirements on that day. So as simple as a valid ID will do, hindi na tayo magri-require nang marami pang requirements (We also limit the requirements imposed by our LGU on that day. So as simple as a valid ID will do, we will no longer require many requirements),” she said.

“Except those iyong may mga kailangan talaga ng medical certificate. Other than that po, madali lang po tayong maka-access ng serbisyo on that day (Except those who really need a medical certificate. Other than that, we can easily access the vaccination service on that day) —on those days,” she added.

Rosario said that the government is targeting to vaccinate at least 15 million individuals during the three-day vaccination activity.

Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said that the vaccination activity will be held on Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

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