SM City Marilao helps LGU speed up COVID-19 vaccination, SAP rollout

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Municipal health workers screen recipients before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine during “Marilenyong Bakunado Protektado” drive at SM City Marilao.

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CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — SM City Marilao speeds up the Local Government Unit’s effort to control the spread of the Covid19 as the mall turns out to be the venue for vaccination program and quarantine financial aid distribution.

Over 200 individuals from A1 and A3 priority group bracket were inoculated with an initial dose of Sinovac. The recipients that consist of health workers, front liners, and persons with comorbidities undergone screening and counseling before vaccination. They are also monitored and expected to return a couple of days for their second jab.

More of its town population including A2 beneficiaries or senior citizens will get vaccinated in the coming days once the next batch of vaccines arrives in Marilao.

At least 115 more will get vaccinated with the resumption of the activity on Tuesday (April 13). This month of April, the Municipality of Marilao targets to vaccinate at least 1,080 which is 70% of its A1 and A3 priority group.

“Lubos po kami nagpapasalamat sa pamunuan ng SM sa pagpapaunlak ninyo na magamit po namin ang inyong pasilidad kagaya nito na dito kami nagvavaccine sa cinema at dun naman sa kabilang side ay pagbibigay namin ng ayuda sa mamamayan ng Marilao” says Marilao Mayor Ricardo Silvestre.

Apart from setting out as a venue for LGU’s vaccination program, SM City Marilao’s spacious hallways likewise served as the site for Ibayo’s Quarantine Emergency Cash Assistance Distribution. Eligible beneficiaries affected by the hard lockdown are scheduled by batches from April 11 to 14 to avoid crowds and violation of health and safety protocols. 
The first payout was given on Sunday were 1,140 residents received cash assistance. Joey Amador, Barangay Chief, said that 6,219 low-income beneficiaries will receive a minimum of PHP1,000 to a maximum of PHP4,000 financial assistance per family. Qualified beneficiaries of the latest subsidy program were determined through projections of the MSWD and Barangay Officials.

“With this partnership, SM hopes to provide convenient, safe, and accessible venue for the community to get vaccinated” shares SM Assistant Vice President for Operations Ana Datu. Engr. Emmanuel Gatmaitan, SM City Marilao Mall Manager, also added that SM remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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