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Manila vaccine drive goes 24/7

Jairo Bolledo
Manila vaccine drive goes 24/7

JABBING. The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo and the City of Manila launched the second round of Vaccine Express at the Cultural Center of the Philippines activity grounds on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno calls for volunteer doctors, nurses, and other health workers as his city expands its vaccination drive

The City of Manila announced on Monday, August 2, that its vaccine drive is set to operate 24/7 as the Philippine government struggles to contain the COVID-19 Delta variant threat.

In a statement on Monday, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said the city’s vaccination drive will operate for 24 hours, seven days a week. Moreno has yet to announce when this change begins.

The Manila mayor also called for the following volunteers:

• doctors
• nurses
• dentists
• midwives
• medical technologists
• pharmacists
• other professionals from allied health professions

Kung sinumang lisensiyadong puwedeng magbakuna, idu-duty ko kayo sa gabi to replenish our workforce. Our medical frontliners during daytime,” Moreno said. (Whoever is licensed to perform vaccinations, I will put you on duty at night to replenish our workforce. Our medical frontliners will be assigned during daytime.)

Manila is also looking for college graduates or computer-literate students who will serve as encoders for the Manila health department.

Interested individuals who want to volunteer can contact the following numbers: 0995-106-9524 (Globe) and 0960-604-0771 (Smart).

Last week, the Malacañang said that enhanced community quarantine will be implemented in Metro Manila from August 6 to 20 to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections that can be triggered by the highly-transmissible Delta variant.

Despite this, the vaccination operations in the country’s capital will remain unhampered, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

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As of July 31, around 4.6 million people or a third of Metro Manila’s population has received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. – Rappler.com

Jairo Bolledo

Jairo Bolledo is a multimedia reporter at Rappler covering the police, crime, military, and security.