Mayor Vico urges residents to be patient, free COVID vaccine coming soon

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PASIG CITY, Jan. 12 (PIA) -- Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Monday called on Pasigueños to be patient and continue following the health protocols and strict physical distancing while waiting for the vaccine.

“Let’s be patient. Ang TIMELINE at BRAND ng bakuna/mga bakuna na gagamitin ay nakadepende sa FDA [Food and Drug Authority] approval, DOH [Department of Health] guidelines, at pagkakaroon ng supply. Phase 1 ng programa ay para sa medical frontliners. Susunod ang Phase 2 para sa senior citizens at persons with disabilities,” Mayor Vico said.

Sotto said the actual quantity and date of delivery will depend on several factors and that the city government will buy from others too as opportunities arise.

He said that while Phases 1 and 2 are ongoing, personnel from the local government will visit barangays to validate other beneficiaries of the vaccination program.

“Habang isinasagawa ang Phases 1 at 2, bababa na rin ang team natin sa barangay para mag-validate ng iba pang magiging benepisyaryo.”

Mayor Sotto also assured that the vaccine will be free.

“[Its] 100 percent FREE. Libre po nating ibabahagi ang bakuna. Umaasa po ang inyong pamahalaan--nasyonal at lokal--sa inyong pakikiisa sa ating vaccination program,” said Sotto. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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