Local government units in the National Capital Region have agreed to vaccinate each other’s residents, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Benhur Abalos said on Monday.
At the Palace briefing, Abalos added that COVID-19 vaccine recipients will have to set a schedule first and obtain a QR code to get the jab from an NCR LGU.
“Now we are going to vaccinate as one,” he said.
“So napagkasunduan na magkaroon ng QR code na yung mga labas namin na hindi resident ng LGU ay puwedeng magpabakuna,” he added.
(We have agreed to have a QR code so that those who are not residents of an LGU can be accommodated for vaccination)
Abalos said that they are also planning to expand the vaccination of NCR LGUs to nearby provinces such as Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite.
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said that NCR LGUs will have a uniform registration for COVID-19 vaccination.
Earlier, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro called for collaboration in vaccination among the local government units to achieve herd immunity in the region.
He said the Marikina City government was just waiting for the policy on this initiative from the National Vaccination Operations Center.
He pointed out that the daylight population or the people who regularly go to Metro Manila for work, school, and trade should also be covered by the vaccination efforts by the NCR LGUs. — DVM, GMA News