Makati opens 2 vaccination sites in malls for A4 group
Makati Mayor Abby Binay led the opening of a new vaccination site at Glorietta 5 mall that will cater to individuals who belong to the A4 category under the priority list of the Department of Health (DOH).
The mayor said another dedicated vaccination site will be opened at the San Lorenzo Place mall on Friday, following the latest partnerships made by the city government to speed up the progress of its free COVID-19 vaccination program.
“We have made these strategic partnerships with the private sector to accommodate the expected influx of vaccine registrants from the A4 category. We laud the Ayala Corporation and Megaworld Corporation for readily sharing their resources as we begin another critical phase in the Bakuna Makati mass vaccination program,” Mayor Abby said.
The new vaccination site was opened at 10am today at the 3rd floor of Glorietta 5 along Ayala Avenue. It will have a daily target of up to 500 individuals who have pre-registered online under the A4 category.
On Friday, another vaccination site will open on the second floor of San Lorenzo Place mall located at the corner of Chino Roces Avenue and EDSA. It aims to serve up to 400 individuals in the A4 group daily.
“We need to ensure fast yet safe vaccination against COVID-19 for our economic frontliners so that businesses in the city can continue to recover and thrive, thus fuelling faster economic recovery,” Mayor Abby said.
As classified by DOH, the A4 category is subdivided as follows: A4.1 – Private sector workers who work outside their homes and Overseas Filipino Workers scheduled for deployment within four months; A4.2 – Employees in government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) and local government units; and A4.3 Informal sector workers and self-employed who work outside their homes and those working in private households.
Mayor Abby said the Makati Coliseum, Vax OTG at Circuit Makati grounds, and various vaccination sites in public schools and villages of the city will continue to cater to the A1 to A3 groups in the DOH priority list.
This July, the one million doses of vaccines ordered by the city government are expected to arrive. The city government has allocated P1 billion this year for the purchase of vaccines under the Bakuna Makati program, which covers residents, city government workers, and private sector employees including non-residents.
Mayor Abby recently announced the opening of the registration site, makatibusiness.safemakati.com, for private businesses to register their employees for vaccination under Category A4.