Balik sa A1! Honey Lacuna: Medical frontliners to be prioritized for Sputnik V jab
The city government of Manila will prioritize medical frontliners for the 3,000 doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine that were recently delivered to the capital, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna said.
At the turnover of the vaccines on May 3, Lacuna said it was Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s instruction that the national government’s priority list for the vaccine be followed for the Russia-made vaccine.
“Pagkatapos po nun, kung wala na pong nag-aavail in how many days time siguro in 2-3 days, ay ibibigay na po natin yan sa susunod na category,” the vice mayor, a physician, said.
City Health Officer Dr. Arnold Pangan said the vials are sufficient to vaccinate 3,000 medical frontliners from the six district hospitals and national government hospitals in the city.
“Dito sa Maynila, kapag meron po kaming paninda, bukas po ang aming mga tindahan para po kami magbakuna. Kami po dito sa Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Maynila ay gagawin ang lahat para po ang ating mga Batang Maynila ay mabakunahan the soonest possible time,” he said.
About 79,593 medical frontliners, senior citizens, and those with comorbidities have been vaccinated by the Manila City government as of 6:00 pm on Monday, May 3. Out of this number, 25,341 have received their second dose.