The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo and the Quezon City Government, led by Mayor Joy Belmonte, launched on Thursday, August 12, 2021, Vaccine Express - Quezon City at the Robinsons Novaliches Open Parking.
The two-day vaccination initiative is open for jeepney and tricycle operators and drivers, as well as delivery riders. This is part of OVP's continuing efforts to provide support to local government units in further expanding their vaccination drives. The office has previously brought the initiative to the City of Manila and the cities of Naga and Iriga in Camarines Sur—also in partnership with their LGUs.
For Vaccine Express - Quezon City, operators, drivers and delivery riders are pre-registered with the local government, and will each receive a post-vaccination care kit, a P500 gift check for groceries, and various products courtesy of OVP’s Angat Buhay partners.
The initiative is also made possible by the generosity of private sector partners—Robinsons Novaliches, UBE Express, Puregold Price Club Inc., Integrated Waste Mgt., Inc.; Smart Communications, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Ramesh Trading Corporation, Equilibrium and Curve Collaborators, Pioneer Adhesives, Fruitas Holdings Incorporated, Mate Mate, and other Angat Buhay partners—as well as by some 400 volunteer doctors, nurses and medical students.
Also assisting the OVP and Quezon City LGU are members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ 525th Engineer Combat Battalion, 51st Engineer Brigade, and the city’s Task Force Disiplina. (Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)