Individuals working in Divisoria and its vicinity heeded the call of the city government to get a booster dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine during the night vaccination held from 7 p.m. on Wednesday until 4 a.m. on Thursday.
Data from the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO) released on Thursday showed that a total of 754 individuals availed of the Covid-19 booster shot held at Juan Luna Street corner Recto Street.
Of the number, the MPIO said 300 of the workers availed of the Pfizer booster shot, 204 chose Moderna, 200 with Sinovac, while 50 were vaccinated with AstraZeneca,
Among those who availed of the booster shots were vegetable, fish, and meat vendors; drivers, porters, and shippers who came from different parts of Northern, Central, and Southern Luzon where most of the food supply comes from and are being delivered during nighttime.
Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso, together with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, led the special drive-through vaccination for delivery riders at the Kartilya ng Katipunan on Thursday.
Domagoso said the booster shot vaccination for riders of Grab, Angkas, Lalamove, Mr. Speedy, FoodPanda, Shopee, and other delivery service companies was launched to protect both the riders and their customers, without disrupting their work.
“We created a system na para lang sila naghatid ng delivery. So makakabyahe na sila ulit, makakapag hanapbuhay na sila (in which it seems like they just deliver goods. So they can deliver again and earn a living),” Domagoso said.
As of Thursday, the city government logged a total of 1,232 active Covid-19 cases after recording 254 new cases.
The number of recoveries reached 91,328 with 153 new recoveries, while two new deaths were recorded, bringing the total death toll in the city to 1,779. (PNA)