COVID-19 vaccination in drug stores, clinics to be launched this week – DOH

Published January 18, 2022, 3:29 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Those who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and eligible for booster shots can head to pharmacies to get inoculated, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

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

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a DOH press briefing that it is scheduled in selected drug stores and clinics on Jan. 20 and 21.

Here is the list of participating clinics and pharmacies provided by DOH:

  • Healthway Manila clinic
  • Mercury Drug Malate, Pres. Quirino Ave.
  • South Star SSD Marikina
  • Watsons, SM Supercenter Pasig
  • Generika Drugstore Signal 1 in Taguig
  • The Generics Pharmacy, Edison St. Sun Valley, Paranaque City
  • Qualimed Clinic, McKinley Road in Makati

“Para lalong mapaigting ang ating vaccination program ang ating National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) ay mag-rorollout ng ‘Resbakuna sa Botika’ (To enhance our vaccination program the NVOC will be rolling out the ‘Resbakuna sa Botika’),” Vergeire said.

She mentioned that this partnership with drug stores and private health companies was done to make vaccines more accessible to the public.

The establishments will coordinate with their respective local government units (LGUs) who will be responsible for the registration and documentation of those who will get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Puwede po mag walk-in ang 18 years old pataas para sa kanilang primary doses or booster shots. Hindi po namin ineencourage na mag-walk in ang mga senior citizens o yung may mga comorbidities (Walk-in will be allowed for those who are 18-years-old and above for their primary doses and booster shots. Walk-in is not encouraged for senior citizens and those with comorbidities),” Vergeire said.

“Ito ay isa lamang sa maraming partnerships ng national government, LGUs at mga pribadong sektor para masiguro po natin ang kaligtasan ng lahat sa gitna nitong COVID-19 pandemic (This is one of the many partnerships of the national government, LGUs and the private sector to ensure the safety of everyone amid the COVID-19 pandemic),” she added.