Parañaque mayor promises vax for Aces

Parañaque mayor promises vax for Aces

Parañaque mayor Edwin Olivarez (center left) said that even the city's NBL players will be given COVID-19 vaccines once they arrive. NBL
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—No less than Parañaque mayor Edwin Olivarez assured the city's NBL squads that they too would be inoculated by the COVID-19 vaccine once the first batch of the shots that the city government ordered arrives sometime in the second quarter of the year.

"Lahat ay i-inoculate natin. Walang maiiwanan dito. At syempre, ipra-priority natin yung mga athletes," Olivarez vowed in front of the Aces during the team's press launch at the Parañaque City Hall.

The Filipinos, even the local athletes, saw a ray of hope in their everyday living amid the pandemic as the vaccination drive has gone underway this week.

In spite of this, Parañaque is still waiting for the vaccines from AstraZeneca to come so that the inoculation can now start in the city level.

"Nakapag-downpayment na tayo doon. Ang initial delivery sa atin ay 200,000 doses," Olivarez added, further saying that the local government unit has also sought for vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer, NOVAVAX, and Johnson & Johnson.

While the jabs have yet to arrive, the mayor said that the said city is now prepared to vaccinate its residents.

"The city government of Parañaque is already prepared para sa ating vaccine. Naka-order na po ang city ng ating iba-vaccine sa mga constituents. Hanggang sa logistics, prepared na rin siya pati na rin yung vaccination team. Hopefully by next quarter ay mag-uumpisa na tayo ng roll-out," Olivarez quipped.

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