Olongapo mayor orders probe of vaccine 'fixers' | Inquirer News
Close  

Olongapo mayor orders probe of vaccine ‘fixers’

/ 07:56 PM September 01, 2021
Olongapo mayor orders probe of vaccine 'fixers'

Some essential workers in Olongapo City wait for their turn to get the vaccine against COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Olongapo City Information Center)

OLONGAPO CITY — Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr., on Tuesday (Aug. 31) ordered an investigation into reports of “fixers” or people offering COVID-19 vaccination slots to foreign nationals in exchange for cash.

According to the local inter-agency task force, it received information that some Korean and Pakistani nationals were asked to pay for a vaccine slot by these fixers.

ADVERTISEMENT

Paulino lamented that despite the pandemic, there are still some people who take advantage of the situation.

He also urged the public to report to authorities any information on vaccination fixing, noting that the vaccine is free.

FEATURED STORIES

So far, the city has inoculated at least 50,895 eligible residents against COVID-19.

To achieve herd immunity, the city needs to vaccinate 182,000 of its 260,000 population.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: COVID-19, Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr., vaccination slots
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.