THE local government of Mandaluyong announced that it has designated two mega vaccination sites in the city that will operate on 12-hour operating schedules in order to accommodate the inoculation of more individuals.
The night vaccination-extended hours were ordered now that the city has started the vaccination of workers in essential sectors and indigent residents or individuals under the A4 and A5 priority groups, respectively, as categorized by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
Mayor Menchie Abalos has approved the vaccination hours at SM Megamall Mega Vaccination Center and the Mandaluyong City Medical Center (MCMC) Mega Vaccination Site 1, which will run from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Medical staff and other personnel in both sites will have two shifts to ensure that the delivery of vaccines to individuals will not be interrupted.
The city has been alternately operating night vaccination-extended hours in the two sites for the past two weeks to serve individuals under the A1 to A5 priority groups.
With the two sites dedicated to operate for 12 hours, it enables the city government to vaccinate more people as well as help the national government deploy more vaccines that will be arriving in the country next month.
The more vaccines delivered to more people, the sooner the country will reach herd immunity against COVID-19.
(PHOTO CREDIT: Mandaluyong City PIO Facebook page)