Your Comprehensive Guide to Metro Manila's Vaccination Programs

From current vaccination rates to how to register, in case you haven't yet.

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(SPOT.ph) Metro Manila’s vaccination program started in March with the Philippine government looking to inoculate 70 million Filipinos (or 70% of the population) and achieve "herd immunity" by the end of 2021. This target, however, was reduced to a more realistic 50 million to achieve “population control.” But as of August 5, the Philippines has only inoculated a little over 10.3 million Filipinos, or 9.5% of the population.

Local government units are doing their best to ramp up their vaccination programs and hoping that the vaccination supply increases, too—all alongside the enhanced community quarantine implemented from August 6 to 20. If you still haven’t received your first dose or have been having trouble scheduling a slot, here's a comprehensive guide to every city’s vaccination drive. All local government units in Metro Manila are now vaccinating A1 (health workers), A2 (senior citizens), A3 (persons with comorbidity), A4 (workers), and A5 (indigent) priority groups.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Metro Manila vaccination programs (as of August 9, 2021):

Caloocan

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Caloocan City has so far inoculated more than 550,000 residents and workers with about 330,000 of them fully vaccinated. Before the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the city's vaccination team does on-site vaccinations at senior pension payout sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays to bring the program closer to the elderly. Vaccination sites and the brand of vaccine to be administered are also regularly posted on Mayor Oscar "OCA" Malapitan's Facebook page.

On August 5, the city started enforcing a pre-listing system within barangays. For online appointments, local residents and workers only have to choose their vaccination site, date, and time. The current sites for online appointments are SM Sangandaan, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, Caloocan Sport Complex, and Metro Plaza Quirino. Only senior citizens are allowed for walk-in vaccinations during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

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Vaccination sites:

  • SM Sangandaan Cinema Complex
  • Caloocan City North Medical Center
  • Caloocan City Medical Center
  • Zabarte Mall
  • Metroplaza Bagong Silang
  • Metroplaza Quirino
  • Notre Dame of Greater Manila

Where to register: Caloocan COVID-19 Vaccine Profiling

Las Piñas

The City of Las Piñas regularly announces the available vaccination sites and schedules through their Facebook page. As of August 8, there are currently over 214,000 fully vaccinated individuals in the city, with a total inoculation of around 490,000 doses. Seniors are assigned special sites to encourage them to get vaccinated, and are the only ones exempted from presenting a QR code or Patient ID. Lining up during curfew hours is prohibited; an individual can only do so from 6 a.m. onwards. 

Vaccination sites: 

  • SM Center Las Piñas
  • SM South Mall
  • Robinsons Place Las Piñas
  • The Tent at Vista Global South
  • Village Square
  • University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Gym
  • Las Piñas Doctors Hospital
  • Almanza Uno Covered Court
  • TS Cruz Covered Court
  • Golden Acres Covered Court
  • San Antonio Covered Court
  • Gatchalian Covered Court
  • Bambusetum Covered Court
  • Verdant Covered Court
  • CAA Elementary School
  • Pamplona Elementary School
  • Las Piñas Central Elementary School 
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Where to register: eZconsult

Makati

The city has plenty of initiatives to encourage people to get the jab. Fully vaccinated seniors are given P1,000 worth of gift certificates. They also have programs like Vax OTG for residents who are not able to fall in line every Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., as well as Vax H2H to inoculate bedridden senior citizens in their homes. 

As part of their security measures, Mayor Abigail Binay said on July 9 that vaccination cards in Makati City have "a holographic sticker with a unique code that cannot be replicated or forged." She added that this becomes visible only under blue light. Cards also have unique QR codes that establishments and medical centers can scan to see a person's vaccination status. As of July 31, the city has vaccinated around 167,000 residents. As with most cities in the Metro, walk-ins are not allowed. Make sure you have received an SMS with your confirmation number from BAKUNAMKT before going to a vaccination site.

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Vaccination sites:

  • Power Plant Mall
  • Glorietta 5
  • Ayala Malls Circuit
  • San Lorenzo Place Mall
  • Makati Coliseum
  • Benigno Aquino National High School
  • Palanan Elementary School
  • Fort Bonifacio Elementary School

Where to register: Proud Makatizen

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Malabon

Workers and residents in Malabon City can either pre-register through a Google Form page or through a physical form at their respective barangay health center. They also allow walk-in seniors on selected dates, which are announced through 100% Pusong Malabon Facebook page. On August 8, they announced that they would open a special first dose lane for senior citizens in all vaccination sites, and that they will also administer the jab to the senior citizen's registered companion from any category. Around 75,000 individuals have been fully inoculated as of August 2.

Vaccination sites:

  • Robinsons Town Mall Malabon
  • Fisher Mall Malabon
  • Oreta Sports Complex
  • Epifanio Delos Santos Elementary School
  • Potrero Elementary School
  • Arellano University - Elisa Esguerra Campus
  • Ninoy Aquino Elementary School
  • Ospital ng Malabon
  • Acacia Elementary School
  • Malabon National High School
  • Longos Elementary School
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Where to register: Malabon City COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-Registration Form

Mandaluyong

Mandaluyong City has fully vaccinated more than 219,000 residents and workers. Prior to the enhanced community quarantine, they extended the hours of vaccination at two vaccination sites: City Hall Grounds (across Petron Station) and Megatrade Hall at SM Megamall. The evening schedule is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and available to A1 to A5 priority groups. Schedules for both the city's Bakuna Night initiative and the regular hours for vaccination are posted on the city's Facebook page.

Vaccination sites:

  • SM Megamall
  • Forum Robinsons
  • La Salle Greenhills
  • Williams Center
  • Shangri-La Plaza Mall
  • Andres Bonifacio Integrated School
  • Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School
  • Jose Rizal University
  • Rizal Technological University
  • Mandaluyong City Medical Center
  • Hulo Integrated School
  • Mauway Gymnasium
  • Namayan Gymnasium
  • Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School

Where to register: MandaVax

Manila

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Manila made headlines in mid-June after residents complained of long queues at vaccination sites. The city allowed walk-ins at various locations, prompting people to line up as early as 2 a.m. just to get a slot. Because of this, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced that a no-walk-in policy would be implemented on June 21, only to scrap it later in the day following a low turnout.

On August 2, the city announced their plans to make vaccinations 24/7. Currently, three schools serve as 24/7 vaccination sites, with 1,000 doses allotted for each site. On August 5—a day before the enhanced community quarantine took effect–plenty of individuals went to vaccination sites as early as curfew hours. People reportedly came in droves because of fake news—particularly one about unvaccinated individuals not being allowed to go out during the ECQ.

On August 7, Mayor Isko Moreno said that barangays will distribute stubs that indicate the time and assigned vaccination site. Apart from the stub, individuals scheduled for vaccination will also have to bring their ID, QR code, and printed waiver form. Walk-ins are not allowed. 

They have fully vaccinated more than 666,000 Manila residents and workers. Vaccinated individuals can secure a copy of their vaccination certificate, which can be used for travel, through the Manila Covax website. 

Vaccination sites:

  • Emilio Jacinto Elementary School
  • Vicente Lim Elementary School
  • Pres. Sergio Osmena High School
  • Francisco Benitez Elementary School
  • Andres Bonifacio Elementary School
  • Pedro Guevarra Elementary School
  • Juan Sumulong Elementary School
  • Ramon Magsaysay High School
  • Moises Salvador Elementary School
  • Rafael Palma Elementary School
  • Justo Lucban Elementary School
  • Aurora Quezon Elementary School
  • Sta. Ana Elementary School
  • EARIST
  • Isabelo Delos Reyes Elementary School
  • Holy Trinity Academy
  • Jacinto Zamora Elementary School
  • Quirino Grandstand (drive-thru)
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Where to register: Manila CoVax

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Marikina

Marikina City doesn't allow walk-ins in their vaccination sites. They have separate registration links based on four categories: senior citizens, bedridden senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, and others. The city also hand-delivers letters to households with the schedule of vaccination so that residents won’t miss an appointment. As of July 12, around 190,000 residents have gotten the jab.

Vaccination sites:

  • Marikina Sports Center
  • Marikina Elementary School Covered Court

Where to register: Senior Citizens | Seniors who are bedridden | Persons with comorbidities | Others

Muntinlupa

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Muntinlupa City has a "Bakuna sa Bahay" program, which caters to bedridden residents. Prior to the enhanced community quarantine, they allowed walk-ins when there are extra vaccines at the different sites. "Papayagan lamang ang walk-in kung may sobrang bakuna mula sa alokasyon ng may appointment pero no-show sa araw na iyon," the MunCoVac page said in a post. Currently, a limited number of senior citizens are allowed even with no prior appointment at vaccination sites. They have fully vaccinated more than 145,000 individuals.

Vaccination sites:

  • SM Center Muntinlupa
  • Tunasan Victoria Health Center
  • Tunasan Pavillion (Arandia Street)
  • Tunasan National High School, Centennial Ave. (formerly MNHS Tunasan Annex)
  • Ayala Malls South Park
  • Putatan: Soldier’s Hills Covered Court
  • Bayanan: Bayanan ES Unit 1 (Baywalk)
  • Festival Mall
  • Alabang Town Center (for A4 non-residents)
  • New Cupang Health Center
  • Sucat Covered Court
  • Buli Elementary School
  • Colegio de Muntinlupa

Where to register: MunCoVac

Navotas

Navotas rolls out a list of names to be vaccinated per site on the next day through their page Navoteño AKO! Some sites vaccinate until the A5 priority groups, while others cater to specific essential workers. They also have a "Vax 1, Take 1" campaign, where a senior citizen to be vaccinated with the one-dose Janssen vaccine can bring a companion to be vaccinated with the same brand, as long as the said companion is between 18 to 59 years old and lives in Navotas as well. Navotas has fully vaccinated more than 85,000 individuals with a target of 150,000. 

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Vaccination sites:

  • Kaunlaran High School
  • Daanghari Elementary School
  • Tumana Health Center
  • Navotas Elementary School-Central
  • Tanza Elementary School
  • Tangos National High School
  • Navotas City Hospital

Where to register: COVAX Navotas

Parañaque

Parañaque City has one of the most interesting vaccination cards in the Metro. Instead of a small piece of paper or card, individuals get a vaccination booklet, which has a QR code plus space for a 1x1 photo. Inside, there's plenty of space for other non-COVID vaccines in case they get vaccinated in their LGU's health center. Their Facebook page, Parañaque City - Public Information Office, also posts the list of names for next day's vaccination schedule to make sure that no one misses their dose. As of July 20, they have fully vaccinated 130,000 individuals.

Vaccination sites:

  • Ayala Malls Manila Bay
  • SM BF
  • SM Bicutan
  • SM Sucat

Where to register: Parañaque Vaccine Form

Pasay

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Pasay City's vaccination campaign is "Vacc to the Future"—complete, of course, with that font from the '80s movie. As of writing, they only allow walk-ins for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Those part of priority groups could opt to register via their barangay or the city's EMI portal app. To date, the city has fully vaccinated more than 134,000 individuals

Vaccination sites:

  • Cuneta Astrodome
  • Resorts World Manila
  • SM Mall of Asia Giga Vaccination Center
  • Pasay City West High School
  • P. Zamora Elementary School
  • A. Bonifacio Elementary School
  • Timoteo Paez Elementary School
  • Office of the Senior Citizens’ Affairs
  • M. Dela Cruz Health Center
  • Barangay 178 Gym
  • Barangay 187 Covered Court
  • Barangay 194 Covered Court

Where to register: Pasay EMI Portal

Pasig

On July 15, Mayor Vico Sotto celebrated the 100,000 mark for the second dose, but revealed that they're running out of vaccines for the first dose. "The supply chain is a global issue. We can't blame anyone. What matters is our capacity is good (it's higher than planned)," he added. The young mayor also used a GIF of himself to express his feelings about the situation. As of August 3, they have surpassed the 400,000 mark in terms of deployed vaccines. The city has fully vaccinated more than 170,000 individuals. 

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Vaccination sites:

  • Pasig Elementary School
  • Buting Elementary School
  • Kalawaan Elementary School
  • San Miguel Elementary School
  • Pineda Elementary School
  • Santolan Elementary School
  • Oranbo Elementary School
  • Dr. Sixto Antonio Elementary School
  • Canlogan Elementary School
  • Eusebio High School
  • Bagong Ilog Elementary School
  • Sta. Lucia High School
  • Manggahan High School
  • Manggahan Multipurpose
  • Pinagbuhatan Elementary School
  • Pinagbuhatan High School
  • Tanghalang Pasigueño
  • Pasig City General Hospital
  • Pasig City Children's Hope
  • Rizal Medical Center
  • TriCity
  • The Medical City

Where to register: PasigPass

Pateros

Pateros Mayor Miguel Ponce III announced on June 16 that the municipality is now accepting walk-in clients in an effort to increase their daily rate, limited to Pateros workers and residents belonging to the A1 to A4 priority groups. However, they had to temporarily halt this initiative in light of the ECQ. They have fully vaccinated more than 30,000 individuals with a target of 49,000 residents. 

Vaccination sites:

  • AMC Gym
  • Pateros Catholic School-Annex
  • Pateros Catholic School-Main
  • Villa Monica Clubhouse
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Where to register: 0949-623-555

Quezon City

Metro Manila's biggest city launched "Bakuna Nights" on June 16 in an effort to inoculate workers whose only free time starts at 6 p.m. To register, just log on to QC Vax Easy's website and check "Gabi" (night) for the question on your availability (Kailan ka mas available para sa iyong bakuna?). They’re also encouraging Quezon City-based businesses to partner with the local government unit and facilitate inoculation of their employees right at their office by sending an e-mail to qcprotektodo@quezoncity.gov.ph. 

They also started affixing "tamper-proof security seals" on vaccination cards of local residents and workers following their second doses on July 9. The hologram seals are countersigned by authorized representatives of the LGU's Task Force Vax to Normal. 

The city has a total of 34 vaccination sites, the biggest number among all NCR cities. The list  includes SM City Sta. Mesa, Robinsons Magnolia, SM City Fairview, Robinsons Novaliches, and Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

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As of August 5, the city has administered 1,612,773 vaccines for residents and workers under the A1 to A5 priority groups. Around 620,000 individuals are already fully vaccinated.

Vaccination sites:

  • Esteban Abada Elementary School
  • Batasan Hills National High School
  • Emilio Aguinaldo Elementary School
  • Pinyahan Elementary School
  • Kaligayahan Activity Center
  • Placido del Mundo Elementary School
  • Ateneo de Manila University - Grade School Cafeteria
  • UP-Ayala Technohub Sports Center
  • Robinsons Galleria Movieworld
  • Smart Araneta Coliseum
  • Balingasa High School
  • Commonwealth Elementary School
  • Quirino Elementary School
  • Alejandro Roces High School
  • Lagro High School
  • Pasong Tamo Elementary School
  • SM Skydome
  • Cathedral Parish of Good Shepherd
  • CCF Tandang Sora
  • Celebrity Sports Plaza
  • QC Hall Covered Walk
  • Ayala Malls Cloverleaf
  • Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces
  • Ayala Malls Trinoma
  • Ayala Malls UP Town Center
  • Fishermall
  • SM North EDSA
  • SM Fairview
  • SM Novaliches
  • SM Sta. Mesa
  • Robinsons Novaliches
  • Robinsons Magnolia
  • Waltermart
  • Ever Commonwealth
  • Eastwood City

Where to register: QC Vax Easy

San Juan

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San Juan City was the first Metro Manila LGU to surpass their target numbers for vaccination—for the first dose at least. They were able to administer the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines to about 95,000 people of their 132,512 population on July 12, hitting the 112% mark of their target. The city is looking at having 70% of their population fully vaccinated in August.

Vaccination sites:

  • FilOil Flying V Center Arena
  • V-Mall Greenhills
  • Theatre Mall Cinemas 1 and 2 

Where to register: VaxReg

Taguig 

Senior citizens in Taguig are allowed to register on-site and get vaccinated on the same day. For workers who can’t miss a day’s work, they officially launched their version of Bakuna Nights on July 14 at the Taguig High Street Mega Vaccination Hub. They have also deployed the Taguig Vaccination Bus to accommodate more residents and augment the capacity of the city's vaccination hubs.

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During the enhanced community quarantine, individuals with scheduled vaccination at selected vaccination centers that are allowed to operate until midnight are exempted from the curfew hours, as long as you are scheduled for your first dose or that you weren't able to get your second dose during your scheduled slot in the day. As of August 7, they have fully vaccinated over 260,000 individuals.

Vaccination sites:

  • Taguig Lakeshore
  • Vista Mall Taguig
  • Bonifacio High Street
  • EM's Signal Village Elementary School
  • Western Bicutan National High School
  • Venice Grand Canal Mall
  • Sea Breeze Resort
  • SM Aura
  • Lakeshore Trade Center
  • RP Cruz Elementary School
  • EM’s Signal Village Elementary School
  • Western Bicutan National High School
  • St. Lukes Medical Center
  • Medical Center Taguig
  • Sea Breeze Resort

Where to register: TRACE

Valenzuela

Valenzuela City has fully vaccinated more than 160,000 residents and workers, and they're moving to inoculate up to 476,00 people. Prior to the enhanced community quarantine, they have also started evening vaccination from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pasolo Elementary School for the A4 priority group. 

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Vaccination sites:

  • Pasolo Elementary School
  • Justice Eliezer Delos Santos National High School
  • Gen. T. De Leon National High School 
  • Karuhatan West Elementary School

Where to register: Valenzuela ValTrace

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