Mandaluyong starts inoculating senior citizens
Mandaluyong City started vaccinating senior citizens on March 30 as it ramped up its vaccination rollouts amid the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.
According to City Health Officer Dr. Alex Sta. Maria, the city has already inoculated 536 senior citizens from vaccination centers at the Andres Bonifacio Integrated School, Isaac Lopez Integrated School, Hulo Integrated School, and Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School. They were all inoculated using vaccines made by AstraZeneca.
He said there are now 5,000 senior citizens in Mandaluyong who have registered for the city’s free vaccination program MandaVax. The total population of senior citizens in the city is around 27,000.
Sta. Maria added that the vaccination of senior citizens will run until next week.
Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos issued Executive Order No. 33, Series of 2021 which orders the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) to make its contact tracing efforts open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.