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Makati LGU holds COVID-19 jab rollout in churches

August 19, 2022 - Friday 2:08 PM by GDM

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The Makati City government has brought its COVID-19 vaccination program to parishes.

The partnership between the local government and the Catholic parishes started on Sunday, August 14, when the COVID-19 vaccination was rolled out at the St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Barangay Palanan.

On Thursday, August 18, Our Lady of Fatima Parish along Capinpin Street in Barangay Bangkal followed in the inoculation program.

The city government would also launch the COVID-19 vaccination program at two churches in Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, including San Jose Chapen on Saturday, August 20 and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, August 21.

Lay people and parishioners would be given COVID-19 vaccines at the said churches transformed into vaccination sites, according to the city government.

The partnership with the churches was the city government’s way of bringing COVID-19 jabs closer to more residents, said Makati City Mayor Abby Binay.

According to data from the city government as of Thursday, August 18, a total of 530,318 people in the city have become fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Also, the local government has injected 330,241 doses of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

COVID-19 vaccination in Makati City is ongoing at the Palanan Elementary School, Makati Coliseum, Ayala Malls Circuit that is available for drive-thru vaccination, Glorietta 2, San Lorenzo Place Mall, The 5th at Rockwell Mall, Fort Bonifacio Elementary School, and Benigno Ninoy Aquino National High School. 

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