ICTSI vax centers administer 665,000 Moderna doses
The P674.2 billion cumulative deficit for the first semester lagged by 5.84 percent or P41.8 billion from last year’s P716.1 billion
More than 665,000 doses of Moderna, including a second booster and pediatric doses, have been administered to residents of the National Capital Region and nearby provinces through the Solaire-ICTSI Vaccination Centers (SIVC) since the vaccine brand’s rollout in the country in June last year.
Located in Solaire Resort & Casino and the nearby Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) property in Parañaque, the SIVC was the first drive-through vaccination facilities in the country. Both were strategically designed to encourage vaccine turnout through a safe and efficient process, with each process — from registration to vaccination — taking only about 20 minutes with technology, private volunteers, and trained medical personnel.
ICTSI built the P250 million SIVC-NPF mega vaccination hub with all the vaccine support facilities and logistics at no cost to the Philippine government. It was subsequently turned over to the Parañaque local government, with ICTSI continuing to assist in the daily operations until 27 July — the facility’s final day of operation.
The SIVCs are part of the Razon Group’s more than P1.5 billion contribution to the national pandemic mitigation efforts. ICTSI also facilitated the private sector’s participation in the tripartite deal that allowed the Philippines to secure 20 million doses of the Moderna vaccine and arranged the logistics of bringing the vaccines into the country.
“ICTSI and the entire Razon Group remain firmly committed to helping our country recover from the Covid crisis. As the economy reopens, we are now seeing the results of our concerted effort to get as many people vaccinated and boosted,” said Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI executive vice president.
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