The government plans to set up Covid-19 vaccination sites in transport terminals and train stations to ramp up the country’s immunization efforts.
Cabinet Secretary and Presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said in a press briefing the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will shortly rollout vaccination sites in rail stations, ports, and tollways.
The initiative complements the DOTr’s implementation of its “No Vaccine, No Ride” policy to help curb the spread of Covid-19 amid another surge in new infections. The policy bars the unvaccinated and those partially unvaccinated from accessing public transportation, except for those medically exempt, those who need to acquire essential goods and services, and those working in essential industries.
The “We Vax As One: Mobile Vaccination Drive” will allow walk-ins with registration to be done onsite. Around 500 AstraZeneca vaccine doses will be administered daily during the vaccination drive period.
Nograles said the DOTr will also launch a Covid-19 vaccination drive for transport workers and commuters at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) from January 24 to 28.