There are a number of workers that cannot visit inoculation sites during regular working hours. In order to resolve this, a night vaccination program was launched by the Quezon City government. The initiative, called “Bakuna Nights”, hopes to help the nationwide vaccination drive along.
Mayor Joy Belmonte stated this was meant for the convenience of workers who are paid daily wages. They are unable to take a leave from their 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. jobs to get vaccinated. With this, they will be able to get inoculated at a convenient time. During the first day, 1,171 workers were inoculated at the grounds of Quezon City Hall.
Bakuna Nights ran until June 26, Saturday, and plans are already underway for other QC vaccination sites to adapt an extension. Since Covid vaccines are limited in supply, there are no walk-ins allowed. Workers have to pre-register with either the city’s vaccination task force or mayor’s office first.
The mega-vaccination site operation at the Smart Araneta Coliseum has been resumed by the city government. Coliseum use is free courtesy of The Araneta Group in order to hasten the Covid19 vaccine rollout. Essential workers or those in the A4 category will be accommodated at the site until Sunday. For the initial inoculation round, up to 3,000 vaccines a day were administered.
According to recent data, the city government has administered 453,183 vaccines so far in total.