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Business sector commits spaces in malls, hotels for 5,000 vax sites – Lacson

/ 10:24 AM May 07, 2021
Taguig City aims for herd immunity by November; eyes 10,000 vaccinations a day

FILE PHOTO: Taguig City officially opened its 8th vaccination hub on the second floor of B7, Lane P,  Bonifacio High Street East in Fort Bonifacio. TAGUIG LGU PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The business sector has committed to making available spaces in malls and hotel ballrooms for the setting up of around 5,000 vaccination centers to allow the inoculation of 58 million Filipinos against COVID-19 by the end of the year.

Senator Panfilo Lacson said this was among the points discussed during a Thursday night meeting he had with Senate President Tito Sotto III and the government’s pandemic czars.

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“[We talked about the] business sector’s commitment to making available spaces in malls and hotel ballrooms for some 5,000 vaccination centers, 1,200 of which are in the NCR (National Capital Region), that can accomplish to inoculate some 58 million Filipinos by year-end – assuming that enough doses will arrive as scheduled which they said they are pursuing around the clock,” Lacson told INQUIRER.net in a message Friday.

“Meantime, continuous simulations are being done to ensure efficiency at the proper time,” he added.

There are over 3,500 vaccination sites across 17 regions in the country as of May 4.

Data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed that of the 4,040,600 available COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country, 3,970,680 have so far been distributed to the vaccination sites.

[VACCINE ROLLOUT UPDATE: 5 May 2021]As of 4 May 2021, 6PM, 3,505 vaccination sites are conducting COVID-19 vaccination…

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Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Meanwhile, a total of 2,065,235 doses have already been administered to Filipinos since the start of the government’s vaccine rollout, according to the DOH.

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