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OVP’s Vaccine Express starts vaccinating indigents in Pasig

The Office of the Vice President and the Pasig City Government has formed a partnership to inoculate the most vulnerable and indigent population in the city against COVID-19 through the Vaccine Express project.

In a Facebook post, Vice President Leni Robredo proudly announced that the rollout of the project started on Saturday and will last for two days.

Robredo stressed that walk-ins are prohibited in order to observe safety protocols.

“Siguraduhin munang nakatanggap ng abiso mula sa Pasig LGU ukol sa oras at araw ng inyong pagpapabakuna bago pumunta sa vaccination site (Wait for the LGU's message for your vaccination schedule before going to the site),” she said.

She also reminded vaccinees to bring valid IDs, government-issued if possible, and the Pasig Pass, as well as umbrellas in case of rain.

In an interview, Robredo expressed relief that they would be vaccinating the A5 sector in the city.

“[K]asi iyon naman iyong gusto natin, ‘di ba, as fast as possible and as many members of the many sectors as possible lalo na ngayon na surge. Ngayon na surge, gusto natin na ma-doble pa iyong numbers ng vina-vaccinate,” she said.

(What we want is to vaccinate as many people as fast as possible especially that we are having a surge. We want to double the number of people getting vaccinated.)

The Vice President also praised Pasig for its database, saying residents had no problems with registration.

“So kaya nagiging maayos iyong—parang na-cascade na sa mga barangay health centers iyong mga health services. Iyong database ng mga—iyong health records ng mga residente ay ginagawa na,” she said.

(The process is orderly because the database containing health records of the residents is already cascaded to the barangay health centers.)

“Kapag ganiyan po kaagap, mas madaling tumulong, mas madaling magbigay ng serbisyo kasi kumpleto na iyong datos,” she added.

(When the LGU is proactive, it's easier to help and carry out the services because the data is already complete.)

Robredo said the Vaccine Express will also visit San Pedro, Laguna next week and then San Fernando, Pampanga the week after. -MDM, GMA News