More Navotas frontline workers get COVID-19 vaccines

Another Navotas City healthcare worker receives her first dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 as the local government steps up its efforts to curb COVID-19 trajectory. (Navotas PIO photo)

CALOOCAN CITY, March 20 (PIA) -- Another set of Navotas City medical workers  on Friday received their dose of vaccines against COVID-19.

Some 77 healthcare personnel working at the city's isolation facilities, barangay health centers, and the city health department got jabbed with their first dose of CoronaVac.

"The fast and steady increase of COVID cases underscores the urgent need to vaccinate our frontliners and our most vulnerable groups such as our seniors immediately. We want them to be protected and safe from the threat of the deadly virus," Mayor Toby Tiangco said.

"We have read reports of hospitals reaching their full capacity. Our own Navotas City Hospital is now 86% full. The same goes for our two community isolation facilities. Whatever we can do to help slow down transmission, let's do it. Let's follow the safety protocols and be responsible for our health," Mayor Toby added.

Tiangco also reiterated his call to NavoteƱos to register for the NavoBakuna COVID-19 vaccination program at

"Register your family now, especially the elderly members of your household. Ensure that all of you will get the COVID-19 vaccine. No registration means you will not be able to avail of the free vaccine," the mayor said.

As of March 19, 459 health workers in Navotas have already been vaccinated. Another 400 will be inoculated next week.

"While we wait for our turn to be vaccinated and even after vaccination, let's continue wearing our face masks properly, following the 1-2 meter social distancing, washing our hands for 20 seconds, and other health protocols. These simple deeds can save our life and the life of our loved ones," Tiangco added. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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