To accommodate workers who can’t file a leave of absence to get the vaccine, some cities have started to open vaccination centers at night. Quezon City, Valenzuela, and Manila City are so far the few local government units to make this kind of arrangement.
On its first “Bakuna Night” yesterday, June 16, the Quezon City LGU inoculated almost 2,000 pre-registered workers at the City Hall grounds.
“Ngayon, hindi na nila kailangang mamili kung arawang kita ba muna or bakuna,” Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said, pertaining to workers who can’t file no-work, no-pay leaves. (Now, they no longer have to choose between earning money or getting the vaccine.)
Valenzuela, on the other hand, opened its vaccination center at Pasolo Elementary School from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the first time on June 16.
Manila City is the latest LGU to adapt this arrangement starting July 4, Sunday. Located at Recto Ave., the vaccination site is open from 10 p.m until 5 a.m. to essential workers belonging to the A4 group.
To know how to register for a COVID-19 shot in your city, check out this guide.