COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa launches anti-flu, pneumococcal vaccination drive for elderly to help curb COVID-19

As part of the local COVID-19 response efforts in Muntinlupa, the City Government officially launched a vaccination program for residents aged 60-years-old and above to help boost their immune system against the virus and other various diseases.

As of September 29, at least 566 senior citizens in four barangays were given anti-flu and anti-pneumonia shots in the vaccination program facilitated by the Office of Senior Citizen Affairs and the City Health Office.

Recipients were given schedules by their Barangay Senior Presidents to strictly observe physical distancing and other minimum health standards in venues where vaccines were administered. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said the vaccination program piloted with limited beneficiaries per community but will eventually expand to cover all barangays.

“We want to give our residents added protection against COVID-19, especially the most vulnerable sectors including senior citizens, by giving them flu and pneumonia vaccines. We hope that the immunization program will help reduce COVID-19 cases in the city,” Fresnedi said.

As of September 30, Muntinlupa City has 4,272 confirmed cases with 3,916 recoveries, 213 active cases, 143 reported deaths, 225 suspect cases, and 575 probable cases.

Recently, the mayor also turned over P100,000 cash incentive to centenarian Lola Edilberta Cosio from Brgy. Putatan last September 29. Cosio and her family extended their thanks to the City Government for the recognition and cash assistance. The City Government of Muntinlupa grants cash incentives to city residents reaching the age of 100 years through the Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA).

For more information, you may coordinate with OSCA with tel. nos. 8861-2166 and 8511-0127 located at Bautista St., Bayanan Baywalk (Main Office) and G/F People’s Center, ECED Office, Muntinlupa City Hall (Satellite Office).

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Latest City Government of Muntinlupa details sourced from their official media release. Some parts were edited for this website.

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