DOTr eyes COVID-19 vaccination sites in 4 MRT-3 stations | Inquirer News

DOTr eyes COVID-19 vaccination sites in 4 MRT-3 stations

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:30 AM January 25, 2022

The MRT-3 station vaxxing

(FILE) Passengers show their vaccination cards upon entering the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 at Edsa-North Avenue Station. INQUIRER file photo / Niño Jesus Orbeta

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is eyeing to set up COVID-19 vaccination sites in four MRT-3 stations to help ramp up the government’s inoculation program, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said Monday.

In a recorded briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte, Tugade said vaccination sites will be set up at the MRT stations in Cubao, Shaw Boulevard, Boni, and Ayala.


At present, the managements of the MRT-3 and LRT-1 are conducting random voluntary COVID-19 antigen testing for passengers.

Tugade added that the agency is also eyeing establishing inoculation sites in stations of the LRT-2.

The DOTr is also looking at the possibility of setting up vaccination sites in Terminal 4 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport while it is already putting up a site at the North Harbor, Tugade said.

“The vaccination facilities that we will put up in all the sectors of the kagawaran (department) will be in accordance with the details, policies and requirements of the Department of Health,” Tugade assured.

He also touted the department’s effort in opening a vaccination site in the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) where 500 individuals can be vaccinated per day.

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