MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Starting Tuesday, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) will hold vaccination programs at select LRT-2 stations in cooperation with the city governments of Manila and Antipolo; passengers can get vaccinated at the LRT-2 Antipolo and Recto stations.
“Through the indispensable assistance of the City Governments of Manila and Antipolo, we are making COVID- 19 vaccines easily available, accessible, and convenient to the riding public,” said LRTA Administrator Jeremy Regino a statement.
Commuters can have their first dosage and booster shots every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM until 5 PM at Recto Stations and every Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 AM until 4 PM at Antipolo Station.
“We encourage our commuters and their families to get booster shots for further protection, as well as those who have not yet received their shots yet to take full advantage of our vaccination drive,” Regino added.
He also commended Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Antipolo Mayor Andrea Ynares, as well as their respective City Health offices, for their immediate and persistent assistance in the LRT vaccinations.
The LRTA assured that inoculation at the stations is “in accordance with the Department of Health’s protocols, processes, and requirements.”
On February 12, Philippine Red Cross vaccine buses were stationed at the LRT-2 depot, while Manila health care workers were on hand to administer booster doses at Recto Station on February 15 and 17.
The Department of Transportation also held a COVID-19 vaccination program at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) for five days in January.
According to government data, 62.1 million people in the Philippines had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of February 17, 2022. – WhatALife!