Manila Begins Night Vaccination of Booster Shots

Night Vaccination held in Manila To Administer Booster Shots for COVID-19

MANILA – The local government of the capital city started its night vaccination of COVID-19 booster shots for fully-vaccinated workers.

The Philippine government continues to encourage the Filipinos to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 as many have yet to receive their jabs. Some Filipinos are still hesitant to receive the vaccine.

The country needs to fully vaccinate at least 70 million people to achieve herd immunity against the virus. It has mutated to several other variants. Recently, in South Africa, another variant named by the World Health Organization “Omicron” was detected.

WHO warned countries about the Omicron which was reported to be a “heavily mutated” variant of COVID-19. Amid travel restrictions set by different nations, the said variant of concern spread fast.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno
Photo: The Manila Times

The Philippines is one of the countries that implemented travel restrictions to prevent the entry and spread of the Omicron variant. It also boosted the vaccination program holding two (2) mass vaccination drives which jabbed more than 10 million people.

The giving of booster shots also got the go signal from the health department. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, in Manila, the local government has started conducting night vaccination of the booster shots.

According to the report, the first night vaccination held in Manila was done at Recto Avenue corner Juan Luna Street. It targeted the giving of booster shots for the fully-vaccinated workers in Divisoria like the market vendors. Mayor Isko Moreno stressed that the night vaccination will give the workers the chance to get their booster shots before or after work.

Moreno assured that there are still stocks of the COVID-19 vaccines and the government is trying to extend the vaccinations “to protect as many as possible”. He stressed that the night vaccination in Recto alone may jab almost 500 people. He assured that it can be done again on the next day or other days as long as there are those who wants to get their booster shots.

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