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Muntinlupa City resumed the vaccination of people belonging to the A4 priority group, or essential workers, and is now allowing walk-ins subject to the availability of spare vaccines, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

According to the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac), starting June 22, the vaccination sites at SM Center Muntinlupa in Brgy. Tunasan and Ayala Malls South Park in Brgy. Alabang will accommodate A1 (health workers), A2 (senior citizens), A3 (persons with comorbidities) and A5 (poor population) priority groups.

For A4, they will be vaccinated at the Festival Mall upper ground floor covered parking area, New Cupang Health Center and Sucat covered court.

At the vaccination site at De La Salle Santiago Zobel School inside the Ayala Alabang Village, groups that will be vaccinated are A1, A2, A3 and A4. No vaccination will be held at the Poblacion Elementary School located at Southville 3 housing project in Brgy. Poblacion.

In addition, MunCoVac has announced that “walk-ins will only be accommodated if there are spare vaccines due to no-shows,” referring to people who have received their vaccination schedule but do not show up at the vaccination site.

Before Tuesday, the Muntinlupa City government vaccinated A1, A2, A3 and A5 using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine donated by the national government that came from the COVAX facility.

People in the A4 category were not vaccinated with the COVAX-sourced vaccine due to guidelines for its use.

As of June 19, the Muntinlupa City government had vaccinated 103,025 individuals with their first dose, equivalent to 26.7 percent of the target city population of 385,725 out of the 551,036 estimated total population.

Dr. Juancho Bunyi, officer-in-charge of the Muntinlupa City Health Office (CHO), also said 27,562 people received their second dose.

Some of the well-known people who have been vaccinated in Muntinlupa include “Miss Saigon” star Lea Salonga and couple Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzalez.

Transportation Sec. Arthur Tugade finished his vaccination by getting his first and second doses in Muntinlupa.

As of June 21, Muntinlupa has recorded 13,606 confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases including 12,807 recoveries and 361 deaths, leaving only 438 active cases.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has called on the public to register with the city’s vaccination program. Qualified individuals may register at www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac.

As of June 18, 192,802 individuals have registered for vaccination, or 50 percent of the target population.

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