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‘Pilay’ pero tuloy lang! Vico Sotto shares challenges ofPasig’s COVID-19 jab rollout

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The unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases have led to manpower problems for Pasig, Mayor Vico Sotto shared on Monday, January 10.

In a Facebook post, Sotto admitted that the city government is “crippled” in its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines because many members of the vaccination team were quarantined.

“Times are tough. But I am proud of our team. Pilay tayo dahil sa sitwasyon (lalo na sa dami ng naka-quarantine; vacc. team, contact tracing, command center, etc) — pero tuloy-tuloy lang tayo. Kakayanin natin to!” he said.

Sotto visited the vaccination site at Pasig’s Sports Center after Monday’s flag raising ceremony, He said the staff were forced to cut off the line at around 8 a.m. since more than 1,500 were queued.

The mayor said the city government has “no choice” but to implement a walk-in system for COVID-19 vaccination due to problems in reaching the scheduled recipients.

“Ang LGU natin ay isa sa huling pumayag sa Walk-in Vax.. pero sa BOOSTER, wala na tayong choice. Hindi na feasible ang by schedule– maraming di na ma-contact, nagpalit ng number, at nasa 600,000 na ito hindi na kayang itext o tawagan isa-isa,” he explained.