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6,002 San Juan residents register for free vaccines
Some 6,002 residents in San Juan City signed up for the free coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination via online and those who visited their respective barangays and health centers, as recorded by the San Juan City government as of Jan. 6, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said that he is hoping for more registrants and the city government wants to be prepared and set up an orderly and fast roll out and vaccination process to make sure all those who want to be vaccinated can acquire the vaccines.
He said that vaccination will be done in phases, those who pre-register will be collated into a database and the information gathered will also be used as a gauge to know the number of residents who are willing to get vaccinated.
The mayor also assures residents that the vaccine the city government will buy is proven safe and has undergone rigorous tests done by medical experts and other governments all over the world.
Zamora said that the city is also already in talks with the national government and pharmaceutical companies in procuring the vaccine and will be signing a tripartite agreement with the national government and chosen pharmaceutical company.
“Pipiliin natin yung bakuna na mataas ang efficiency, reputasyon at acceptance sa tao at pasok sa local at international standards para hindi matakot ang ating mga mamayan at maging mataas ang porsyento ng mga gustong magpabakuna (We are going to choose the vaccine with high efficiency, reputation, and acceptance. It must also be included in the local and international standards so that residents will not be scared and we could get a higher percentage of those willing to be vaccinated), Zamora said.
The mayor said that the city government will prioritize health workers and frontliners to get the vaccines and residents who voluntarily signed up will be included in the next phase.
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