Fully vaccinated Makati seniors get gift checks
A health worker in Makati City provides flu and pneumonia vaccines for senior citizens of Barangay Pembo on August 12, 2020.
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Fully vaccinated Makati seniors get gift checks

Ghio Ong (The Philippine Star) - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Almost 17,000 elderly residents of Makati have received incentives after completing their two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of July 20, the city government has distributed P1,000 worth of gift certificates to 16,986 senior citizens, according to Mayor Abby Binay.

Binay said senior citizens who were fully vaccinated could claim their incentives at Glorietta 2 and Ayala Malls Circuit.

Seniors who cannot go out can send their representatives who must bring authorization letters and original or duplicate copies of their vaccination cards.

The city government launched the program last July 1 to reward elderly residents who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Binay cautioned senior citizens not to reply to text messages saying they would be given cash if they get vaccinated.

“It’s a scam,” Binay said.

As of Wednesday, Makati has administered first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 154,230 residents. Of the number, 92,708 have been fully vaccinated.

City hall said 40,887 senior citizens belonging to the A2 priority list got their first doses while 30,418 were fully vaccinated.

Makati targets to inoculate 437,192 residents or 70 percent of the city’s population to achieve herd immunity.

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