In an effort to help boost the vaccination drive against COVID-19, Muntinlupa City local government unit (LGU) in partnership with Filinvest Corporate City Foundation Inc. (FCCFI), has established a vaccination center to provide the city’s residents with a new accessible location where they can receive their immunity shots against the dreaded disease.
The vaccination center, located inside the steel parking area at Festival Mall near Crimson Hotel in Filinvest City, Alabang, can accommodate 500 people per day and will run for three to six months.
For this effort, FCCFI provides the venue for the vaccination and will shoulder the cost of power, water, WiFi connection, utility manpower and whole-day meals for the staff conducting the vaccination. The Muntinlupa City LGU, on the other hand, will provide the medical and non-medical personnel who will manage and operate the vaccination sessions.
The vaccination center’s ceremonial opening held recently was attended by the Head of Muntinlupa City Vaccination Support Team Mr. Gary Llamas, Officer in Charge for City Health Office Dr. Juancho Bunyi, Muntinlupa City Councilor Ryan Bagatsing and Councilor Allan Camilon.
Through the vaccination center, FCCFI also aims to help the government achieve its herd immunity target for the whole country. Herd immunity, according to the World Health Organization, means vaccinating a substantial number of residents in a certain population to limit the amount of virus that can spread within the whole population, giving priority to the most vulnerable groups of people in the area.
“With another accessible location where residents can get themselves vaccinated, we are continuing to support the government’s efforts against COVID-19. Our collaboration with the Muntinlupa City LGU makes this possible, so that the city’s citizens, particularly those living within the vicinity of Filinvest City, can get their immunity shots within easy reach,” said Don Ubaldo, Filinvest Alabang Inc. Vice President for townships.