Paranaque City administers 10,000 COVID jabs on Day 1 of Bayanihan, Bakunahan

Published November 30, 2021, 2:44 PM

by Jean Fernando

Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said the city government recorded almost 10,000 residents who were vaccinated at the start of the three-day Bayanihan, Bakunahan national vaccination campaign that started on Monday, Nov. 29.

Olivarez said the city government is allowing walk-ins at vaccination sites but encouraged them to pre-register to avoid the long wait in line.

“We allow walk-ins but we do encourage registrations para hindi ka na maghintay (for them not to wait long)…we will prioritize those who have schedules,” Olivarez said in an interview with Teleradyo.

The mayor said the city has a sufficient supply of vaccines coming from the Department of Health (DOH) and other local government units in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Olivarez also said the city also has enough vaccinators even as the Metro Manila Council (MMC) also deployed vaccination teams to nearby provinces.

The mayor said he favors the mandatory vaccination of COVID-19 for as long as there is a sufficient supply of the vaccines.