Which Metro Manila LGUs allow walk-ins for A4 vaccinations?

The vaccination of economic frontline workers or those who belong to the A4 priority group has been in full swing in Metro Manila since early June

A4 individuals include private sector employees who are required to work outside their places of residence, government employees, and informal sector workers who are self-employed or who are in private households.

For this and other priority groups, most local government units (LGUs) prefer that residents and workers register through their online booking platforms, but some still accommodate surprise vaccine applicants. 

Do you live in Metro Manila, and does your LGU allow walk-in vaccinations for members of the A4 priority group?

Caloocan

Yes. Kate Javier-Pajaron of the city PIO said on Tuesday, June 15, that Caloocan allows walk-ins for all priority groups, but “depending on the supply of the vaccines.”

Residents however are still encouraged to fill out the city's COVID-19 vaccine profiling form online or through the barangay. Once completed, they can visit any vaccination center that attends to members of their priority group. They don’t have to wait for a text message or confirmation of an appointment from the LGU.

Las Piñas

No, according to the city PIO.

“We don’t have walk-ins but we have a quick substitution list and on-site assisted registration,” Las Piñas PIO chief Paul San Miguel told Rappler on Tuesday, 

Residents can register manually, online, or with the assistance of vaccination personnel onsite.

Makati

No, according to Jun Salgado of the Makati PIO. To register for a vaccine slot, visit ProudMakatizen.

Malabon

No, according to Bong Padua, Malabon PIO chief. Walk-in vaccinations are exclusive to senior citizens of the city.

For A4 individuals, sign up online and wait for a confirmatory text from the LGU.

Mandaluyong

No. Jimmy Isidro, PIO chief of Mandaluyong, told Rappler on Tuesday that members of the A4 priority group must register through Mandavax

Manila

Yes, the Manila LGU began entertaining walk-in clients again on June 22, after refusing to accommodate them for a brief period of time on June 21. The city government cited low immunization turnout as reason for the revert to the original policy.

The lack of an online scheduling system in Manila has sometimes resulted in long lines in some vaccination sites since the city began A4 vaccinations on June 8.

Marikina

No, Mayor Marcy Teodoro told Rappler on Tuesday. A4 individuals may register online

Muntinlupa

Yes, walk-in vaccine applicants who are eager to get vaccinated will be “considered” as long as they qualify and have the necessary requirements, Muntinlupa PIO chief Tez Navarro said Tuesday.

The LGU still wants to avoid overcrowding though, so residents are encouraged to register online or manually for a vaccine slot.

Navotas

Yes. The city’s Facebook page regularly updates which vaccination sites allow walk-ins for priority groups A1 to A4. 

For scheduled vaccinations, visit NavoBakuna.

Parañaque

Rappler has reached out to the Parañaque PIO, but has yet to receive a reply.  To book an appointment, visit OneParañaque

Pasay

No. Pasay PIO chief Jun Burgos told Rappler on Tuesday that A4 walk-in vaccine applicants will not be entertained for now due to the limited COVID-19 vaccine supply.

To book a vaccine slot, register online or coordinate with the barangay.

Pasig

Rappler has reached out to the Pasig PIO, but has yet to receive a reply. In the meantime, visit PasigPass to register for vaccination.

Pateros

Yes. Pateros PIO chief Renato Bade told Rappler on Tuesday that the municipality accepts walk-in vaccine applicants after lunch. 

Residents may also text the vaccination hotline 0949-623-5555 to register for vaccination. More details can be found below.

Quezon City

Sheila Garcia of the Quezon City public information department said it highly discourages walk-in vaccine applications.

Visit the QC Protektodo website for more details on how to book a vaccine slot.

San Juan

No. Brian Geli of the city PIO said both residents and workers in the city must register online and receive a schedule for vaccination. 

Taguig

No, walk-in vaccine applicants are prohibited, according to PIO chief Maricar Brizuela.

Check the city's Facebook page for the requirements for A4 individuals. Register for vaccination through Taguig Trace.  

Valenzuela

No, vaccinations in Valenzuela are strictly by appointment only, according to Jelly Porciuncula of the city PIO. To book an appointment, register through ValTrace.

How many economic frontline workers are there?

There are 35 million people who belong to the A4 priority group.

Mass A4 vaccinations began in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Metro Cebu, and Davao, collectively known as “NCR Plus 8.” – Rappler.com