San Juan Mayor Zamora assures 'stringent' rules in place with CoronaVac jab rollout for seniors

A senior citizen resident of San Juan City receives her dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the FilOil Flying V Center (San Juan Arena) (PIA NCR file photo)

CALOOCAN CITY, April 14 (PIA) -- San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora has assured "stringent set of rules" are in place with the start of vaccination of senior citizens with Sinovac Biotech-made Coronavac this week.

“San Juan City will follow the guidelines set by our experts in our rollout. With the inoculation of senior citizens, a stringent set of rules are in place which we will make sure we implement in the city,” Mayor Francis said.

In compliance with Advisory No. 27 dated April 7, 2021 of the NTF’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center, Zamora earlier ordered the start of vaccination of senior citizens with Sinovac Biotech-made Coronavac this week at the city’s vaccination center – FilOil Flying V Center (San Juan Arena).

The mayor said the city’s AstraZeneca supply has already ran out with the vaccine, initially offered to both healthcare workers and senior citizens.

"San Juan City has so far inoculated 4,407 healthcare workers or 120.51 percent of the 3,657 target healthcare workers who initially registered at the city’s special healthcare workers’ registration, 1,038 senior citizens or 11.99 percent of the 8,657 registered senior citizens at the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs, and 2,068 persons with comorbidities, for a total of 7,513 or 8.8 percent of the target population of 85,400 or 70 percent of the total population to achieve herd immunity," Zamora said.

“As long as the vaccines keep on coming, we will continue to vaccinate our constituents. I advise San Juaneños to take whatever vaccine is available. The vaccines are there to protect us and with us protected, we also protect our loved ones,” the mayor added.

As of Sunday, April 11, the city received another 1,000 doses of Sinovac from the National Government, augmenting its dwindling supply of Sinovac as acceptance of the China-made vaccines increased in the past weeks.

So far, some 2021, 51,419 San Juaneños have registered at the city’s vaccination registry or 60.21 percent of the target population of 85,400.

This number has slightly decreased from previously published number due to a continuous cleanup of the list conducted by the city. Several residents have registered multiple times, with one detected with 30 entries. (PIA NCR)



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

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