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Makati Residents to Get Free COVID Vaccine, Mayor Abby Binay Says

"We are aiming for 100% vaccination in Makati," Binay said.
by Clara Rosales
2 hours ago
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Makati City allocated P1 billion for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure that all residents will be vaccinated for free, Mayor Abby Binay said Monday.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is Makati's "number one priority for 2021" and that the city's officials are working with vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases to iron out details for the purchase and distribution, Binay said.


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"We've seen the damage it can do both to human lives and our economy. After everything we've lost this year, we will do whatever it takes to protect our residents, employees, and our business community," Binay said in a statement.

Binay said she would ask the City Council to pass a supplemental budget once the city gets the approval from the IATF. 

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"We will exhaust all means to get the much-needed vaccines early and have all Makatizens vaccinated. The city will also assist companies and businesses that would like to buy vaccines for their employees and workers. We are aiming for 100% vaccination in Makati," she added.

Preparations for online registration are also underway to provide Makati residents easier and safer access to the vaccine.

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