Isko Moreno: Manila allows A4 walk-in vaccinations, including for non-residents
MANILA, Philippines — Manila will allow walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers (A4 category), including those who are not residents of the city.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said this Wednesday but added they are still waiting for the official date to start the vaccination of essential workers.
“Pwede kang walk-in, pwede kang registered, wala kaming reservation (you are allowed to walk-in, you can be registered, we don’t have a reservation),” Moreno said in an interview on TeleRadyo.
“We don’t like reservations because vaccines should be available to everyone who decided to get vaccinated,” he added.
Moreno also said that even those living outside Manila City can get the vaccine.
“Whether kayo ay empleyado na taga-Maynila, o empleyadong hindi taga-Maynila, welcome kayo sa Maynila (whether you are an employee from Manila, or a non-Manila employee, you are welcome here). What is important is we don’t violate the priority listing,” said Moreno.
According to the mayor, all workers from the informal and formal sectors will be inoculated.
“Informal, o mga vendor, mga sidecar boy, tuturukan ko ‘yan. ‘Yung may mga empleyo, ID lang ipapakita mo, tusok agad. Wala masyadong chechebureche,” Moreno explained.
(Informal, or vendors, sidecar boys, I’ll inocuate them. Those who have jobs, just show your ID, and you’ll get inoculated. This won’t be complicated.)
The government is set to start vaccinating individuals under the A4 priority group, or those considered as “economic drivers,” in Metro Manila and eight other areas once vaccine supply is steady.
The A4 list includes private-sector workers who are physically present in their workplace; employees in government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations and local government units; informal sector workers and self-employed individuals who work outside their homes; and those working in private households.
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