Muntinlupa suspends first dose vaccination, walk-ins due to limited supply

Due to the limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines from the national government, the local government of Muntinlupa temporarily suspends its first dose vaccination starting July 6 and stops accepting walk-ins in vaccination sites.

The Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac) said the first dose vaccination will be suspended for two weeks.

“Dahil sa kakulangan sa supply ng bakuna, wala muna pong schedule ng first dose sa susunod na dalawang linggo. Muli pong magpapatuloy ang pagpapadala ng schedule sa sandaling dumating na ang mga bagong supply ng bakuna,” MunCoVac posted in its Facebook page.

MunCoVac however announced that the remaining 56 individuals who were notified for their first dose on July 6 will proceed as scheduled.

The local government assured residents that those who were scheduled for their second dose will not be affected as supplies were reserved for second dose vaccination. Second dose vaccinees who were notified via SMS are advised to follow their schedule.

Further, MunCoVac posted in their Facebook page that vaccination centers in the city will stop accepting walk-ins due to limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

“Dahil sa limitadong supply ng bakuna, lahat ng ating vaccination sites ay hindi tatanggap ng walk-in simula July 5. Tanging may mga schedule lamang at nakatanggap via text message ang i-aaccommodate sa sites. Magpapatuloy po ang ating vaccination basta’t mayroon tayong supply ng bakuna,” MunCoVac said.

The local government anticipates the delivery of additional supply from the national government in the coming days.

As of July 5, there are 196,776 vaccines deployed in Muntinlupa, of which 152,318 are first dose (39.5% of the target) and 44,458 are second dose.  While, there are 271,793 registered individuals in MunCoVac, translating to 70.5% of the target population to be vaccinated.

Muntinlupa targets to inoculate 385,725 residents which is 70% of 551,036, the city’s estimated population for 2020.

For more information and inquiries, visit the MunCoVac Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/MunCoVac.

 

*Source: Public Information Office