Taguig health workers get 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Taguig health worker gets vaccinated

A Taguig health workers gets a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo from the city government)

MANILA, Philippines — Taguig started injecting its doctors, nurses, and other health workers with their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. It also started vaccinating its senior citizens on Wednesday.

The second dose was administered at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH), according to a statement issued by the city.


The city, which hopes to get all its medical frontliners immunized within the first quarter of  2021, has so far vaccinated about 90 percent of those in category A1 of the priority list. This includes doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers in public and private COVID-19 referral hospitals in the city.

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“The city has been receiving its allocation of vaccines from the national government, but it is also preparing a vaccine portfolio that would complement the same and ensure each Taguigeño receives free inoculation,” the statement said.

“The city is also expecting to receive supplies of Novavax, IP Biotech, AstraZeneca, and Moderna,” the statement added, referring to the vaccine brands.

In a previous statement, the city said that it had set aside a budget of P1 billion for buying various COVID-19 vaccines.

“While we continue to build our portfolio of vaccines and wait for the supplies to arrive, we believe that the best vaccine to administer to our citizens is the vaccine that is available now,” Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano said.


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