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Abby Binay appeals for patience as Makati puts COVID-19 vaccination on pause

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay has appealed for patience from residents waiting to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as delays in the delivery of vaccine supply have affected its rollout in the city.

In her July 12 column for Pilipino Star Ngayon, Binay said the COVID-19 vaccine supply received by the city government from the Department of Health is limited.

“Ito ang dahilan kaya pansamantalang nahinto ang pagbibigay natin ng first dose ng bakuna,” she said.

“Ako po ay personal na nakikiusap sa mga Makatizen na nag-aantay na mabakunahan na habaan ng kaunti ang inyong pasensya. Sa ngayon po ay nag-aantay at umaasa tayo ng bakunang bigay ng national government,” Binay added.

The mayor said the pace of the city’s vaccination rollout will pick up pace once its order of one million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine arrives later this year.