Manila suspends Covid-19 vax drive during Holy Week

By Ferdinand Patinio

April 4, 2023, 2:44 pm

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MANILA – The city government of Manila will suspend the vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to give way to the observance of Holy Week.

Lawyer Princes Abante, spokesperson of Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, said the vaccination program will stop starting the afternoon of Holy Wednesday until the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) holiday on April 10.

“Vaccination will resume on Tuesday, April 11,” she said in a message to reporters Tuesday.

The city has 44 health centers as vaccination sites.

There are two vaccines brands available for Manila residents -- the China-made Sinovac for adults and Pfizer from the US children aged 5 to 11. (PNA)