The Manila city government bolstered its vaccination efforts by turning the Quirino Grandstand into a drive-through vaccination site on Thursday, particularly for booster shots.
Passengers of four-wheel vehicles may head to the venue and receive their booster shots on a first-come, first-serve basis for the first 300 vehicles. A maximum of five in each car may get their shots.
Manila mayor and presidential candidate Isko Moreno said that the vaccination is open to the public, including those not residing within the city of Manila, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Puwede jeep, taxi, private, o mga korporasyon, pwede po silang magtungo dito sa Luneta drive-thru vaccination site ng City of Manila, (Jeeps, taxis, private cars, or even corporate vehicles may head to the Luneta drive-thru vaccination site of the city of Manila,” Moreno said.
“We welcome you to the City of Manila, basta tayo tulong-tulong muna. Ang importante, ma-booster yung tao, mabakunahan yung tao para maiwasan ang kamatayan sa impeksyon ng COVID-19. (We all need to help each other first. What is important is that people receive their booster shots, everyone gets vaccinated so we can avoid deaths from COVID-19 infections.) Vaccination is the solution. That is the only way to protect yourself and your family,” Moreno said.
The Manila city government has given nearly 200,000 booster shots as of January 11, the Manila Public Information Office said.