The City of Taguig has exceeded its target of vaccinating 7,000 people daily after it started inoculating those belong to the A4 category, or persons working outside their residences.
The local government noted in the last three days that it almost doubled and has hit 8,000, 10,000, and 11,000 vaccinations with ‘zero dropout’ rate.
It attributed the increased number of people who want to be vaccinated to the ease of booking and scheduling process, and to the hard work of the city’s healthcare personnel.
With the overwhelming response in the vaccination efforts, city officials extended their apologies to residents and workers who underwent a longer waiting time than the expected 60 to 90 minute queueing for their vaccination.
Despite this, Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano assured that all those who are scheduled for vaccination will receive their jabs on the day of their schedule.
He said the city government aimed to inoculate all A4 workers while still prioritizing A1, A2 and A3 categories which are healthcare workers, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities, respectively.
“The city is happy that A4 Workers are finally allowed to get vaccinated while we are still prioritizing A2 or senior citizens and A3 or persons with comorbidity. From our perspective, it is important that, as people are going back to their workplaces and livelihoods, they get vaccinated fast and soon,” said Cayetano.
The local government has provided 12 vaccination sites stationed in strategic areas in Taguig, Home Vaccination for bedridden family members, Vaccination Buses which are stationed in more accessible locations to various communities and groups in the city.
“The supply of vaccines has been good and steady, and the city is grateful to the national government for the continuous shipment of vials,” noted Mayor Cayetano.
As more vaccine supplies arrive, the city chief executive plans to increase its target from 6,800 to 8,000 vaccinations daily.
As of June 12, a total of 143,512 residents and workers in Taguig who are part of the A1, A2, A3, and A4 categories have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.