Vice President Leni Robredo’s office, in partnership with the City Government of Manila under the leadership of Mayor Isko Moreno, rolled out its two-day Vaccine Express on Tuesday, June 22, to bring vaccination to target sectors and communities.
The Vaccine Express aims to make vaccination accessible for economic frontliners who belong to the A4 priority group. For its initial run, the initiative will inoculate tricycle, pedicab, and delivery riders with vaccines provided by the Manila City LGU.
VP Leni and Mayor Isko personally visited the city’s first drive-through vaccination site, held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) activity grounds in Malate, Manila.
This was made possible through the OVP and Manila City LGU’s cooperation with CCP, UBE Express, and SMART, Inc. The OVP also partnered with Seaoil Philippines and Shell Philippines in giving free P500 gas cards to drivers and riders who availed of the vaccination service. Hundreds of doctors and nurses—some of whom already joined the OVP’s free teleconsultation services Bayanihan e-Konsulta—also responded to the OVP’s call and volunteered as screeners and vaccinators. Medical students from various schools also took part in the vaccination drive.
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the OVP Vaccine Express has vaccinated more than 1,500 individuals. (Photos by Charlie Villegas / OVP)