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Mayor Abby Binay to give Makati City residents COVID-19 vaccines for free.

MAKATI CITY – Mayor Abby Binay announces ₱1 billion allotments to buy vaccines for Makati residents which will be given to them for free.

“This is our number one priority for 2021. I want each and every Makatizen to receive both doses of the coronavirus vaccine for free to protect them and their families against the virus,” Makati Mayor Abby Binay announced. Accordingly, the city government has allotted ₱1 billion to buy vaccines for the residents of Makati this year.

Makati City
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The officials of her city have accordingly coordinated already with vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force regarding the purchase and vaccination. The mayor added that the damages the pandemic has done to people and the economy strengthened their goal to protect their residents, employees, and business community. She said, “We are aiming for 100% vaccination in Makati.”

The Makati has recorded 10,124 coronavirus infections where 375 have died. As of January 2, they have 290 active cases and 9,459 people have recovered from the disease.

Meanwhile, in a previous article, in an update about COVID-19 vaccination in the Philippines, the administration may start at the end of the first quarter of March until 60-70% of the population is catered. The following groups will have the vaccine received first:

  • the healthcare workers
  • the senior citizens
  • the sick
  • the poor
  • the uniformed personnel

See price below:

VACCINETOTAL PRICE
FOR 2 DOSES
AstrazenecaPhp 610.00
NovavaxPhp 366.00
PfizerPhp 2,379.00
ModernaPhp 3,904.00 – Php 4,504.00
SinovacPhp 3,629.50
GamaleyaPhp 1,220.00
COVAX FacilityPhp 854.00

The Philippine government will allot P82.5 billion budget for vaccine. The city of Manila will also have a program giving their residents a free shot and they have already launched a pre-registration program.

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