More vax sites to be opened: QC steps up COVID-19 jab drive as cases rise

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The local government of Quezon City will be opening more vaccination sites across all six districts as it seeks to intensify its inoculation of residents against COVID-19.

In a statement, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said there will be a total of 36 regular vaccination sites, 21 special or pop-up sites, and 16 mall or establishment vaccination sites. Drive-through vaccination sites will also be made accessible as well as house to house vaccination for the bedridden.

“We will be actively looking for those who are still unvaccinated and encourage them to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots immediately so they can acquire protection against the virus, which has been raging again since the latter part of last month. This is on top of our duty to assist COVID-19 confirmed persons by treating them in our Hope facilities or through our home care program, and to trace close-contact individuals,” Belmonte said.

Since face-to-face classes have been suspended by the national government, school grounds will be used as additional vaccination sites.

The city will also put up permanent vaccination sites in different areas throughout the city, including malls, events venues, and other eligible sites.

The city’s Mega Vaccination Site, Smart Araneta Coliseum, will also re-open its doors on January 15.