Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian and Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi were vaccinated against COVID-19, which has already infected 819,164 people in the Philippines as of latest count.
On Twitter, Gatchalian announced that he was inoculated with CoronoVac, a vaccine created by China'a biotech firm Sinovac. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the vaccine for senior citizens.
"Got my SINOVAC jab this morning. Thanks to Doc. Ceneta and the VC Vax team!!!" the Valenzuela mayor wrote on Thursday.
He also encouraged their residents to get registered for the local immunization program through their website, http://valtrace.appcase.net.
Gatchalian said the city will also begin the vaccination of people with comorbidity, followed by senior citizens.
In a Facebook post, the Muntinlupa government said Fresnedi, who is a senior citizen, got his first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.
"Kasama ni Mayor Fresnedi ang kanyang asawa na si Tita Lor Fresnedi, isa ring senior citizen, sa Muntinlupa National HS Tunasan Annex, Barangay Tunasan," the social media post read.
(The Mayor was with his wife, Tita Lor Fresnedi, who is also a senior citizen, at the Muntinlupa National High School.)
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the inoculation of mayors and governors managing localities that are high-risk for COVID-19. --Consuelo Marquez/KBK, GMA News