MANILA City Mayor Isko Moreno has announced that at least four huge shopping malls in the city will likely be used as additional vaccination sites once the vaccination of those from the A4 category begins.
Moreno said that he has held a meeting with representatives from the Lucky Chinatown Mall, Robinson’s Place, SM Manila and SM Lazaro who have offered the free use of their malls as additional vaccination sites to accommodate more when the A4 category inoculation finally begins which can be anytime soon.
Moreno said he is just awaiting the implementation guidelines and the vaccine allotment from the national government as he expressed the city government’s readiness to move from the A1, A2 and A3 categories.
He thanked and expressed appreciation that the four mall managers offered their space and the convenience of a spacious and air-conditioned venue to be used for vaccination saying each can readily accommodate 1,000 people, at the very least.
With this development, Moreno said the vaccination sites in Manila will now be 22, since the malls will come as an addition to the 18 sites already in use whenever vaccines become available. ANDI GARCIA