Angeles City accepts ‘walk-in’ for elderly in COVID-19 vaccination sites
ANGELES CITY – Elderly residents with senior citizens identification cards can go directly to a vaccination site here on Monday and Tuesday (August 2 and 3) for inoculation against COVID-19, the city government here announced over the weekend.
The city government said in its Facebook page that “walk-in” senior citizens will be welcome at the vaccination site in the City College of Angeles. The site opens at 8 a.m.
While not specifically saying what brand will be administered, the city government said it will be a “single dose” vaccine intended only for elderly. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen is the only single dose vaccine against COVID-19.
The city appealed to elderly residents who intend to be vaccinated during the “walk-in” period to refrain from asking city hall staff to also vaccinate their companions.
On July 30, the vaccination team composed of 400 employees from different city government offices were able to inoculate some 5,683 in one day.
Irish Calaguas, chief tactician of Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr., said 2,634 of the total number were elderly residents who received Janssen vaccine at the City Colleges of Angeles while the other 3,049 belong to A1, A3 and A4 priority groups who got their second dose of Sinovac’s Coronavac vaccine at the Angeles City National High School.
Both public schools are located in Barangay Pampang here.
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