Makati LGU requires private firms to register their vax sites

PASIG CITY, June 7 (PIA) -- The Makati City Government announced that private firms will be required to register their vaccination sites. 

Makati city's vaccination rollout. (File photo courtesy of MyMakati FB) 

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay said the local government will require the registration of vaccination sites to be put up by private firms in the coming months to ensure that these facilities will meet the standards set by the Department of Health (DOH).

We anticipate the private sector to put up their own vaccination sites for employees with the imminent arrival of vaccines they purchased. As early as now, we have laid down the guidelines to make sure that these facilities will meet the standards set by the national government,” Mayor Abby said.

The local chief executive said that the city council recently approved City Ordinance No. 2021-094 or the COVID-19 Vaccination Site Standardization Protocol and Registration Process.

She added that the ordinance has adopted the provisions of the Philippine National COVID-19 Deployment and Vaccination Plan led by the DOH in collaboration with the National Task Force (NTF) and other government agencies.

"We call on our friends from the private sector to work with us in achieving our goal of vaccinating all Makatizens, including employees and workers who live elsewhere. We want to make sure that everyone in the city is fully protected and safe against the COVID-19 virus in the months and years to come.”  

Provisions of the ordinance will be posted on the city’s Facebook account

Under said ordinance, private entities who wish to apply for their vaccination site registration must submit the requirements to the Office of the City Administrator together with their contact information. 

The Makati COVID-19 Vaccination Site Quality Assurance Team will then review the submitted documents and recommend the approval of the application, or present its findings and request for other requirements from the applicant. 

Meanwhile, Mayor Abby announced that the city will soon open the registration of private businesses in the city for the employees’ vaccination under Category A4 through the website 

The requirements will include the company’s Business ID and a complete list of employees to be vaccinated, among others. Details will be posted on city’s official Facebook account. 

For this year, the city government has also allotted a Php1-billion budget to purchase vaccines for residents, city government employees, and employees of private companies and establishments in the city, including non-residents. The vaccines are expected to arrive this July.

To date, the city has administered more than 50,000 doses of vaccines provided by the national government to proud Makatizens under the A1 to A3 priority groups identified by the DOH.

In addition, the city government has also partnered with the Ayala Corporation and AC Health for the city’s recently established Vaccine On-The-Go (Vax OTG) which located at the Circuit Makati grounds.

Vax OTG is the first drive-thru vaccination site in the country. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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