Robredo, QC govt partner to vaccinate jeepney drivers in August

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo said her office is now in discussion with the government of Quezon City to inoculate jeepney drivers next month.

“Nagsimula na ang coordination namin with Quezon City so pinag-usapan na first week of August [ang vaccination],” she said during her weekly radio show.

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[Translation: Our coordination with Quezon City has already begun, and we have decided to begin the vaccination in the first week of August.]

The government official said this partnership will cover jeepney drivers plying different routes in the city.

She reiterated her team will focus on the logistic side and health workers, while the Quezon City government will provide the coronavirus shots.

Robredo first rolled out this program through a partnership with the city government of Manila, inoculating tricycle drivers and operators, including Grab drivers.

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This week, July 20 to 21, the public transportation workers will receive their second dose, the vice president noted.

Robredo, however, said that while many Filipinos are now willing to get their COVID-19 shots, vaccine supplies remain an issue.

Reporting by Albert Rovic Tan

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