By Marita Moaje
Quirino Grandstand, Manila drive-thru vaccination (PNA file photo)
MANILA – Over 5,000 individuals have availed of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) second booster shots in the city of Manila since its rollout for immunocompromised individuals on April 26, and for the elderly and health care workers on Thursday.
As of Friday, the Manila Public Information Office said 5,635 individuals already have the second booster shot.
There are 550,345 in Manila with first booster shots.
The city government has already administered 3,447,645 Covid-19 vaccine doses, with 1,704,851 fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, starting June 17, Manila’s 24/7 Covid-19 drive-thru vaccination at the Quirino Grandstand will cease operation.
“Masaya kaming nakapaglingkod sa 84,962 individuals, with a total of 41,156 four-wheel vehicles sa pamumuno ni Director Arnel Angeles at ng mga taga-MDRRMO na 24/7 silang nagtatrabaho mabigyan lang kayo ng additional protection through vaccination laban sa Covid-19 (We are happy to have served 84,962 individuals, with a total of 41,156 four-wheel vehicles through the leadership of Director Arnel Angeles and the Manila Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office staff who have been working 24/7 to be able to give you additional protection),” Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said during a live online update.
He added that with the closing of the drive-thru site, the drive-thru swab testing will also cease.
Domagoso assured there are still available free testing in the city’s hospitals while vaccination sites and schedules are updated regularly on social media.
As of noontime on Friday, the City of Manila has 22 active Covid-19 cases. (PNA)