Residents in Makati can now avail of free flu and pneumonia vaccines from the local government, Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay announced Thursday.
In a Facebook statement, Binay said the local government will conduct large-scale flu and pneumonia vaccination drive for the residents in Makati.
FREE FLU VACCINE“We want to give our Makatizens added protection against the coronavirus. Giving everyone flu and pneumonia vaccines, especially the most vulnerable sectors, will improve their resistance to SARS-CoV-2 -- the cause of Covid-19 infection,” she said.
Binay urged the residents to sign up online to avail of the free vaccines.
"The registration process is more efficient for Makati healthcare workers and can keep person-to-person contact at a minimum," she said.
YELLOW AND BLU CARD
Makati residents can avail of the free vaccination using their Yellow Card or Blu Card by accessing the #ProudMakatizen website via proudmakatizen.com and selecting the button “Vaccination Registration” to complete the registration process.
Residents will be requested to enter their Yellow Card ID or Blu Card ID number for verification.
Once the registration is verified, registrants will receive a message confirming the schedule of their vaccination.
“We are implementing new strategies to ensure the unhampered delivery of healthcare services to over 500,000 Makatizens. This is part of our drive to innovate and set new benchmarks for the new normal,” Binay said.
She urged residents to avail of the free vaccination program from the local government.
"Protect your family. Get flu and pneumonia shots for free! Yellow and Blue card Makatizen holders can avail of our city's free immunization program," she said.
Binay said the local government will immunize residents with trivalent flu shots covering three strains of influenza which include influenza A or H1N1, influenza A or H3N2, and influenza B.
The residents will also receive free vitamins apart from vaccination, she added.
MAKATIZEN IMMUNIZATIONThe Makati government earlier immunized some 5,130 Makati healthcare workers and other front-liners.
Binay reminded anew residents to stay safe against the risks of the Covid-19 infection.