601 economic workers in Muntinlupa receive COVID-19 jab in “Bakuna sa Gabi” pilot run

The local government of Muntinlupa, through the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac) and City Health Office, launched the “Bakuna sa Gabi” program for individuals under the A4 priority group or economic frontliners who are unable to go to vaccination sites during daytime due to their work.

According to Muntinlupa CHO, at least 601 economic workers were accommodated in the “Bakuna sa Gabi” program at New Cupang Health Center last August 16 from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Of the total number of vaccine takers, 561 were residents of Barangay Cupang while 94 individuals were from other barangays.

The “Bakuna sa Gabi” is set to operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and targets to inoculate at least 2,100 economic workers per week. For the pilot run of the program, AstraZeneca vaccines were used.

MunCoVac reminded the public that vaccination is still by appointment except for registered senior citizens. The public is advised to register online via www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac to receive their vaccination schedule.

Further, MunCoVac earlier announced that more than 50% of the target population has received their COVID-19 jab as the city ramps up its vaccine roll-out.

“Higit 50% ng target population na ang nakatanggap ng at least one dose ng bakuna, samantalang 149,549 naman o 38.7% ng target ang fully vaccinated na. Nagbukas ng bagong vaccination sites sa ating lungsod upang patuloy na mabigyang proteksyon ang bawat isa kontra COVID-19,” MunCoVac posted on its Facebook page.

As of August 13, there are 393,769 vaccines deployed in Muntinlupa of which 248,579 are first dose (64.4% of the target) and 149,549 are second dose (38.7% of the target). From the total number of first dose vaccinees, 7,160 were inoculated in vaccination sites of Muntinlupa private companies.

The target population to be vaccinated in Muntinlupa is 385,725 individuals or 70% of 551,036 Muntinlupa’s estimated population for 2020.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi encouraged the public to avail the vaccination service of the local government especially during the ECQ for them to have an added protection against the adverse effects of COVID-19. Fresnedi also urged Muntinlupeños to continue observing minimum health protocols such as wearing of face mask and face shield, physical distancing, and frequent handwashing of hands.

As of August 16, Muntinlupa City has 16,844 confirmed cases with 14,679 recoveries, 1,758 active cases, 407 reported deaths, 37 suspect cases, and 2,107 probable cases.

*Source: Public Information Office