The City Government of Mandaluyong vaccination efforts resumed on Tuesday, September 27, after the storm signal level of Typhoon Karding over Metro Manila was removed by PAGASA in order to increase its booster shot deployment among individuals under A1 category and A2 senior citizens.
As of September 22, the City Health Department has already deployed 3,465 2nd booster jabs for the A1 category, 13,996 2nd booster shots to A2 senior citizens, and 33,781 2nd booster doses to A3 persons with comorbidities.
Mayor Ben Abalos said the city's vaccination drive is in line with the PinasLakas COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign of Department of Health (DOH) by making booster shots accessible, safe, and free. Under the new campaign, local government units (LGUs) will make use of a settings-based approach in its vaccine deployment such as offering booster doses in offices, schools, places of worship, markets, factories, plaza, malls, public transport terminals, and other areas in the community.
Recently, the city government partnered with Rockwell Business Center Sheridan and held its Jabs on Jobsite at the said company to deliver booster shots to employees of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies. A similar partnership was also made with San Miguel Corporation where a pop-up vaccination center was put up at the company's headquarter at Ortigas Center. Mayor Abalos, DOH OIC Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire, and SMC President Ramon Ang led the vaccination of employees last Sept 14.
During the opening of classes for the school year 2022-2023 (August 22), the city government also put up vaccination centers at public schools to deploy vaccines to students.