The Philippine government will be expanding its vaccination program at pharmacies in Baguio City, Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Tuesday, January 25.
Nograles said it will be available starting Wednesday, January 26.
“Tomorrow, we will begin the vaccination of booster shots sa mga botika at pharmacies in Baguio City,” Nograles said.
The pilot implementation of the program started in select pharmacies in Metro Manila, starting January 20.
Nograles said that a total of 2,626 booster shots were administered during the pilot run as of Monday, January 24 at 6 pm.
Vaccination at MRT3 station
The government will also roll out vaccination at four Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) stations.
During President Rodrigo Duterte’s pre-recorded briefing, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said that vaccination will be available at Cubao, Shaw Boulevard, Boni, and Ayala stations.
Tugade also said that Light Railway Transit Line 2 might also offer vaccination inside stations.
The plan was announced after the government received public backlash from the “No vaccination, no ride” policy of the DOTr.
Currently, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is implementing free antigen tests at MRT3 stations. – Rappler.com