Opens vaccination site at LRT-1 Central Station
After a successful partnership with Pasay City Health Office in opening LRT-1 Baclaran Station as a vaccination site for second dose and booster shots serving almost 400 individuals to date, private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) opens another vaccination site at LRT-1 Central Station.
In partnership with Manila Health Office, LRMC is offering equitable access to vaccines as it caters to individuals aged 18 years old and above who want to receive their first dose and booster jab. The booster jabs are available to all, even those who received their primary and secondary vaccines from other local government units or facilities.
Starting 21 February 2022, the LRT-1 Central Station vaccination site is open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. Available brands are AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Sinovac.
“This initiative highlights the importance of having a strong relationship with our government partners, and we are grateful to be partnering with the Manila Health Office this time. We share the same goal of protecting our people better and making COVID-19 vaccines more accessible, so we can finally put an end to this COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Louernie F. De Sales, LRMC Head of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality Department said.
Those who are planning to receive their first dose and booster jab at LRT-1 Central Station are required to register first at www.manilacovid19vaccine.ph as medical professionals conducting the procedures will need to check the QR code that will be generated from the online registration.
There will also be representatives from Manila Health Office onsite who will help individuals register online before the vaccination procedures in case they were not able to register prior to their visit.
To date, LRMC has achieved a 99.7% vaccination rate and 60% for booster shots among LRT-1 employees. The company has been awarded the Safety Seal highlighting the company’s compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
LRMC expects to partner with other LGUs for the roll out of additional LRT-1 vaccination sites. LRT-1 Baclaran vaccination site will be open to the public once again on February 23 (8am – 2pm), while LRT-1 Central vaccination site is initially targeted to run for a week.
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LRMC is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL). It assumed operations and maintenance of LRT-1 in September 2015 through a PHP 65-billion 32-year concession agreement with the Department of Transportation and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA). LRT-1 is Metro Manila’s ISO-certified train system.