Mandaluyong City lauds private companies, schools supporting its vaccination program

Published November 23, 2021, 8:44 AM

by Patrick Garcia

The Mandaluyong City local government gave due recognition to all its partners that supported its COVID-19 vaccine deployment efforts.

Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos and other city officials personally handed over certificates and plaques of appreciation to representatives of La Salle Green Hills, Jose Rizal University (JRU), Rizal Technological University (RTU), Manuela Corporation (Starmall Edsa-Shaw), Shangri-La Plaza Corporation (Shangri-La Mall), Robinsons Land Corporation (Forum Robinsons), and SM Megamall Shopping Center Management (SM Megamall).

Abalos said these institutions partnered with the local government unit (LGU) and converted their buildings into vaccination centers.

“We couldn’t have reached population protection that early if the malls and schools didn’t offer their spaces. It’s a big factor the helped us deploy vaccines faster,” Abalos said.

The mayor also expressed her gratitude to DepEd-Mandaluyong for converting Andres Bonifacio Integrated School, Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School, Addition Hills Integrated School, Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School, Hulo Integrated School, and Isaac Lopez Integrated School into vaccination sites.

Last week, Mayor Abalos also led the city in honoring 160 medical personnel of San Miguel Corporation (SMC). Members of SMC’s Ligtas Lahat Team were assigned to the vaccination sites in Mandaluyong to help the LGU in its vaccine deployment.

Tthe Department of Health-National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) lauded Mandaluyong City for its pandemic response.

“Mandaluyong is one of the few cities in NCR (National Capital Region) that has already achieved population protection – a testament to the city’s “Gawa, Hindi Salita” slogan,” DOH-NCR Regional Director Dr. Gloria Balboa said.

“The DOH is always ready to assist Mandaluyong in its continuous efforts in deploying vaccines and other health-related campaigns,” she added.

As of Nov. 20, Mandaluyong has deployed 951,057 vaccines with 507,622 of its residents having received their first dose, and 459,444 who have been fully vaccinated.