MANILA, Philippines — The government’s vaccination program against COVID-19 will still continue in Metro Manila even though the region will be placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20, Malacañang said Friday.
“Yes, definitely,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said when asked if vaccination will still proceed in the metropolis.
“Details will be provided in due course by the vaccination committee,” he added.
Metro Manila was placed under stricter quarantine classifications after local chief executives proposed this to the government’s pandemic task force in light of the threat of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant.
Only over 7.8 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, still a far cry from the goal of vaccinating 58 million people in areas considered “high risk” for the severe respiratory illness to achieve “population protection.