Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro stated that the city government is studying measures for incentives to be issued for their fully-vaccinated residents. This is meant to encourage those who have yet to be inoculated against COVID-19 and reward those who have.
His statement follows the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) urging LGUs (local government units) to pass ordinances for fully vaccinated individuals to get perks.
There are already Marikina business establishments that have discounts, freebies, promos and other incentives for customers that are fully vaccinated. This includes restaurants and cafes that either take a certain percentage off the total bill or give out free pastries.
“We are encouraging businesses like these that are taking the initiative,” Teodoro said in a statement, “to give incentives to vaccinated customers.”
Vaccine hesitancy is no longer an issue in the city, he added, since their residents have a high acceptance rate of the COVID-19 jabs.
“As we have already achieved herd immunity here in Marikina,” Teodoro said. “We just need to educate and motivate unvaccinated residents to get the jab.”
As of November 10th, there are 184 active coronavirus cases in the city.
The most number of cases per barangay are 29 in Concepcion Dos, 25 in Marikina Heights and 22 in Concepcion Uno.
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