Vaccination of workers began, but early cut-off imposed

After the “ceremonial” vaccination for those in the A4 group, the vaccination of economic frontliners or workers in more cities in began this Tuesday.

But, vaccination sites cut off vaccinations early, such as in SM San Lazaro in Manila, where many queues failed to reach for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Before 7 a.m., the staff of the announced the cut-off since the 750 doses were already allocated.

At Robinsons Mall in Ermita, where many also lined up, the cut-off was around 8:30 a.m.

According to Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, all A4 vaccinations in the city will be available starting Tuesday, so the local government hopes that more vaccines will reach them.

In Mandaluyong, those who dared to line up at the mega vaccination site at the Mandaluyong City Medical Center were sent home.

Only 600 doses are available at the site during the day.

At Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School in the same city, 500 to 1,000 workers are targeted to be vaccinated this Tuesday.

Among those targeted at the school are those working in Mandaluyong who live in other cities in Metro Manila.

Vaccination of workers began, but early cut-off imposed

Jeng Maranan, vaccine site coordinator, advised the vaccinees to wait for their because walk-ins are no longer allowed.

In Antipolo, the administration of the first doses of the vaccine was stopped.

In a social media post, the local government explained that the national government has not provided any additional vaccines and that the cities in Metro Manila will receive them first.

The vaccine allocated in Antipolo is also a small number compared to those obtained in Manila and .

But the local government called on the people of Antipolo to still register to be queued while waiting for the next batch of vaccines.

About 30 million workers are in the A4 priority group.

The government targets to vaccinate up to 70 million of the population to achieve herd immunity.

As of the last record, 5.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have already been administered in the country.

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