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MIAA supports 3-day nat'l COVID-19 vax drive

Allows use of NAIA Terminal 4 as vaccination sites

QUEZON CITY, (PIA) -- The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is in full support of the government’s 3-day national COVID-19 vaccination drive from November 29 to December 1, 2021.

"We acceded to the request of the Bureau of Quarantine to allow the use of NAIA Terminal 4 (old domestic airport) as a vaccination site on the 29th until December 1. We in the DOTr (Department of Transportation) family headed by Sec. Arthur Tugade, give our 100 percent support to this national program," said MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal.

Dubbed as "Bayanihan, Bakunahan," the 3-day vaccination drive aims to vaccinate 15 million Filipinos.

According to MIAA, the DOH-Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) will take the lead in the 3-day event in collaboration with One Stop Shop (OSS) agencies. A composite team of medical practitioners from OSS agencies headed by the Bureau of Quarantine, will man the pre-screening, screening, vaccination and post-vaccination stations.

The event is open to airport agencies, OSS member agencies and their family members who are unvaccinated adults and children from 12 to 17 years old. The administration of 3rd vaccine doses to the A1 to A3 population will also be done.

To ensure a smooth implementation of the vaccination drive, a unified security plan will be jointly crafted by the MIAA security department, the OTS and the Philippine National Police.

The Bureau of Quarantine is expecting 1000 vaccinees per day to be given COVID-19 vaccines at the NAIA Terminal 4 vaccination site.
Meanwhile, Monreal said NAIA established health and safety measures like use of face masks and social distancing, among others, will be strictly enforced during the event.

He added that everyone will be required to submit themselves and their belongings to security inspection especially inside the terminal building. (PIA-NCR)

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