Muntinlupa City mayor Jaime Fresnedi received his first jab of Covid-19 vaccine after President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the inoculation of mayors in “high risk” cities and towns.
Fresnedi, who is also a senior citizen at 70, has been vaccinated with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine together with other healthcare workers and persons with comorbidities from priority groups at Muntinlupa National High School–Tunasan Annex in Barangay Tunasan.
As of 7 April, the Muntinlupa City Health Office has recorded a total of 5,333 individuals from A1 priority group (healthcare workers) who were inoculated, of which, 2,383 received SinoVac and 2,950 inoculated with AstraZeneca.
While 1,043 individuals that received the vaccine are from A3 priority group (persons with comorbidities), of which, 977 were given SinoVac and 66 received AstraZeneca.
The mayor urges qualified residents who are members of the priority groups to avail of the vaccination services of the government for them to have an added protection against the adverse effects of Covid-19.
He is also encouraging the public to pre-register in the city’s Covid-19 vaccination registration portal through www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac and to strictly observe health protocols such as frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks and shields, and physical distancing.