The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has partnered with the Quezon City government for a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru service for delivery riders and public utility vehicle drivers and operators based in the city.
Vice President Leni Robredo and Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte were present during day one of the vaccination drive-thru program, which was held at Robinsons Novaliches. Those who got inoculated were pre-registered under the local government unit’s system.
“Ang exposure kasi ng ating mga drivers talagang malaki—ang exposure nila sa mga customers, sa mga restaurants na binibilhan nila ng pagkain, sa pang-araw-araw na pakikibaka nila sa paghanapbuhay,” Robredo said. “Nakikita natin na bawat oras na nagtatrabaho sila, napakahalaga para sa pagbuhay ng pamilya nila. So kailangan talaga silang proteksyunan.”
Each vaccinee also took home a post-vaccination care kit, a P500 gift check for groceries, and other items from the OVP’s Angat Buhay partners. Robredo and Belmonte expressed their gratitude to the Philippine Medical Society, the 150 doctors and nurses, as well as the 280 medical clerks and interns who volunteered.
Belmonte added: “Tricycle and jeepney drivers and the delivery riders have to get vaccinated because they ferry our workers to work and deliver their food and essentials especially during this ECQ. It protects them, passengers and customers, and their families from infection.”
According to a report, more than 1.8 million first and second vaccine doses have been administered under the QCProtekTodo Vaccination Program as of August 11. The first dose has been given to 67.43% of the 1.7 million target population, while 39.81% or more than 630,000 individuals have already gotten their second dose.
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