Taguig City opens 9th vaccination site in Cinemas 1and 5 of Venice Grand Canal Mall
Taguig targets to finish fully vaccinating eligible individuals by December 2021
Another vaccination site, the ninth for Taguig City, is now open at the Cinemas 1 and 5 of the Venice Grand Canal Mall in Mckinley Hill in Brgy. Pinagsama.
Taguig City Government, in partnership with Megaworld Corporation, will be using the mall’s cinemas— Cinema 1 and Cinema 5, to function as one of the city’s vaccination hubs. The addition of the Venice Grand Canal Mall Vaccination Hub will further expedite the city’s ongoing vaccination rollout with 2 vaccination teams per cinema conducting inoculations to an estimated of 400 pax capacity daily.
“We have a good number of vaccine supplies as of now. We were told by the national government that there will be more in June. With that, the job of the LGU is to make sure that vaccination is safe, fast, and accessible. The city of Taguig wants to focus on those three things. So, we will continue to aggressively plan our vaccination rollout,” said Mayor Lino Cayetano.
Safety is also ensured as air exchange is monitored in both cinemas in accordance with DOLE’s Department Order No. 224, Series of 2021. Taguig City had earlier established Mega Vaccination Hubs in Vista Mall, SM Aura, and another in BGC High Street to ensure that all vaccinees may feel comfortable and safe during vaccination. Taguig is looking to partner with more malls and other spacious establishments to provide safe and spacious places where citizens may get vaccinated swiftly.
The Taguig City Government was also recently commended for its extensive preparation with attention to detail of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout by World Health Organization (WHO) Head in the Philippines, Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe during a symbolic vaccination using the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine May 13 at the Lakeshore MegaVaccination Hub.
“Mr. Mayor, sincere thanks for your leadership. We really appreciate this initiative on your part. Installing a training center and having an excellent process, we encourage other local government units to possibly learn from your experience and duplicate such processes that already have been established. It is commendable, and we really salute your leadership and initiative,” said Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe, World Health Organization (WHO) Head in the Philippines.
By December this year, Mayor Lino Cayetano said that city is targeting to vaccinate 5,600 individuals per day starting June 1 in the city’s ‘short-term’ projection. This week, the city expects to hit 65,000 of the 650,000 individuals eligible for vaccination.
Taguig City reiterates that only those with confirmed vaccination schedule will be accommodated in our vaccination sites. Strictly no walk-ins. Citizens can schedule their own vaccination appointment online or thru the Taguig TRACE self-service kiosks located in your Barangays.
To date, the City Government of Taguig has established 9 operational vaccination hubs throughout the city with more sites underway. A total of 54,287 individuals belonging to the A1 (medical front-liners), A2 (senior citizens), and A3 (persons with comorbidities) categories have been vaccinated as of May 18, 2021.