Mandaluyong City Holds COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign for PUV Drivers and Commuters

(Photo courtesy of Mandaluyong City PIO)

MANILA, Philippines – The Local Government Unit of Mandaluyong City (LGU) on Friday organized a vaccination campaign aimed at encouraging drivers and drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs), as well as commuters to get vaccinated amid of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

The vaccination campaign took place at Starmall Edsa.

Mayor Benjamin Abalos said workers in the public transport sector are considered one of the most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection and therefore need additional immunity.

A vaccination campaign once a week in the same place is already planned and discussed.

Abalos honored the opening rites of the vaccination campaign with representatives from partner government agencies – the Ministry of Health, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Ministry of Interior and Local Government.

The initiative is part of the national government’s PinasLakas Booster campaign which aims to increase vaccination coverage against COVID-19 by making vaccines more accessible through vaccination sites in workplaces, establishments education and public transit centers. —Catherine Dabu, intern


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