LGUs could implement programs to support their workers.
The Quezon City government launched its night-shift coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program called "QC Bakuna Nights".
This is to be able to address the clamor of many essential workers that belong to the A4 priority category to get COVID-19 jabs.
This is for Quezon City's workers who are unable to skip their 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. work for a day just to be able to receive the vaccine, most especially those whose salary is on a daily basis.
About 2,000 essential workers belonging to the A4 priority category, and who have pre-registered with the city government will be inoculated at the Quezon City Hall grounds.
The program also aims to expand the reach of the city and be able to vaccinate many A4 workers who are only free after office hours or in the evening.
Now they don’t have to choose between their daily wage or the vaccine. The Quezon City government will inoculate them at a time most convenient to them.
The QC Bakuna Nights will initially run for four days starting Wednesday until Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
If more supplies are delivered to the city, QC Bakuna Nights will continue and may even be expanded to other sites.
The city government has allotted 2,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines every night for the initial 4-day run of the program.