To encourage more public participation in the national Covid-19 vaccination program, Metro Manila local government units now offer free shuttle services going to vaccination centers.
The Makati City government has hired tricycle drivers for its drive-through Vaccination On-The-Go program. Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the tricycles can transport the sick and elderly to the Ayala Circuit, the site of the former Sta. Ana Racetrack and near the City Hall.
“The recipients will undergo the usual processes of registration. pre-vaccination screening and post-vaccination monitoring while waiting inside the tricycle,” Binay said in a Saturday social media post.
In Navotas, Mayor Toby Tiangco announced the city government also hired tricycles to provide free rides for senior citizens and persons with disabilities going to vaccination sites.
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto for his part said their community bus for senior citizens availing of jabs is available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pasig has opened more vaccination hubs,
Mandaluyong City Menchie Abalos said they conduct house-to-house vaccine operations for bedridden senior citizens and provide free shuttle services going to jabs sites.
Manila similarly makes house visits to inoculate bedridden residents.
In Taguig, the city government has a mobile vaccination bus, also for bedridden residents and the elderly. Mayor Lino Cayetano said the initiative is part of the city’s response “to make vaccination more accessible”.
Pasay City has similar free shuttle services for all those desiring to be vaccinated.