Wondering how to get on your city's waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine? You're not alone. Local government units have already began administering vaccines to high-priority groups in their areas—frontliners first, ideally speaking—and a few are now progressing down the list. This only means one thing: it's definitely time to get in line! We round up what you need to do to pre-register for your locality's immunization program below.
Here's where to register for vaccination at some Metro Manila cities:
The local government is calling for folks to undergo "profiling" to secure a slot in the priority list for Caloocan's vaccination program. They began administering vaccines to senior citizens (A2 priority sector) and high-risk or with comorbidities from 18 to 59 years old (A3 priority sector) on Monday, March 29, starting with the latter. You can keep tabs on Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan's Facebook page for vaccination schedules.
While walk-ins are accepted for the vaccination program, it would be best if you fill out the online form or coordinate with your barangay's health center first. Senior citizens can send out a representative to speak with their barangay's vaccination point person if they cannot access the online form. You will need an official ID and PhilHealth ID number for the profiling form.
Where to pre-register: Caloocan Vaccine Form
Malabon has set aside P200 million as funds for vaccines; half of which will be used to buy AstraZeneca doses. Medical frontliners began receiving vaccines in March while plans for a city-wide rollout are still underway. Authorities are looking at inoculating around 100,000 individuals with a focus on frontliners, senior citizens, uniformed personnel, and the indigent.
The local government has made a pre-registration form available. Take note that you will be asked for your personal information, medical history, and PhilHealth number.
Where to pre-register: Malabon Vaccine Form
The local government is implementing the MandaVax campaign for their residents. You can pre-register online through the government website; you just need to prep a clear ID picture (on plain or light background and no higher than 4MB in file size) and fill out a form. Once you've successfully pre-registered, make sure to get a copy of the waiver and your temporary vaccination card. Be sure to bring a copy of the card when you get vaccinated. By bringing a copy of these documents, they mean either a printout or a screenshot.
Where to pre-register: Mandaluyong Vaccine Form
The City of Manila has been administering COVID-19 vaccines to senior citizens and dialysis patients since March 28. You can watch for announcements on vaccination programs through the Manila Public Information Facebook page; just take note of which priority group will be served.
You can register for a vaccination slot through their online platform. You will have to fill out a form to and sign a waiver. For walk-ins, the process might take longer as it does not include the time spent in the queue, according to the mock vaccination done in January.
Where to pre-register: Manila Vaccine Form
A "mega vaccination facility" at the Marikina Sports Complex, along with nine other centers, will be capable of vaccinating around 10,000 people per day once doses arrive in the third quarter of 2021.
Marikina's streamlined process means that pre-registration (or screening of people for comorbidities or allergies) will be done at the barangay level. Their local task force has also assured senior citizens that residents are technically registered by default.
As of January, Muntinlupa had secured 400,000 doses of AstraZeneca to be administered to their high-priority groups. They are also looking to convert 28 public schools in the area into vaccination centers.
You can pre-register for the registration program online. You will be asked for your personal information as well as medical history.
Where to pre-register: Muntinlupa Vaccine Form
Pasig City was the first local government unit with an officially approved vaccination plan. They allocated P300 million for the vaccination program with the first doses of AstraZeneca administered to health workers.
Pasig residents can use their PasigPass app-the city's contact-tracing platform-for the vaccination program as well, so there's no need to pre-register again. Just make sure to monitor your contact-tracing app for new information on the vaccine rollout and make sure your registered phone number is active in case the local government needs to contact you.
Senior citizens are next in line for Pasig City's vaccination program. Update your Pasig Health Monitor through an online "masterlisting and profiling form." According to the city's Public Information Office on March 29, the deadline is on March 31.
Online form for senior citizens: Pasig Vaccine Form for Senior Citizens
Parañaque is aiming to inoculate around 60% of it's 770,000 residents. Authorities have asked for the support of Ayala Malls, private hospitals, churches, and a school campus for help with vaccination centers.
Pre-registration for Parañaque's vaccination program can be done online through this online orm. This is being done to screen residents who want to be vaccinated but this doesn't immediately mean you will be eligible for the program. Once you've filled out the screening form online, the Parañaque City Health office will get in touch about your pending status. If you are approved, you can wait for further instructions from authorities through the contact details you gave them.
Where to pre-register: Parañaque Vaccine Form
San Juan City
You can pre-register for San Juan City's vaccination program through an online form. They are accepting residents 18 years old and above for their program. Be sure to prep a 1x1 ID picture as well as a photo of a valid ID. And keep watch over your e-mail inbox for updates!
Where to pre-register: San Juan Vaccine Form
The local government of Taguig has set aside P1 billion as funds for vaccines. They are also looking at a total of 40 vaccination centers across the city-with three major hubs operating 24/7-to aid with the immunization efforts. Taguig City wants to vaccinate 630,000 Taguigeños in around three months once doses arrive.
Taguig City will be using the TRACE contact-tracing platform, launched in 2020, for the vaccination program. If you haven't registered yet, you can do so online in order to get your own QR code. This code will serve as a sort of passbook for residents to get access to benefits and medical services free of charge.
Where to access: Taguig TRACE Platform
The city of Valenzuela has ordered 640,000 doses of AstraZeneca with a target to roll them out for free to residents by July. The local government plans to vaccinate around 71% of the cities adult population, or around 320,000 individuals.
Folks 18 years old and above can sign up for the Valenzuela City Vaccination campaign, a.k.a. VCVax, through the ValTrace website. What's good about this is that it's the same platform used for their contact tracing so residents should have had earlier access to the platform. Just look for the new "Vaccination Registration" button to sign up using your account.
Where to register: Valenzuela ValTrace App
A total of P1 billion of Quezon City's 2021 budget has been set aside for vaccines. An initial 750,000 doses of AstraZeneca are on the way, with health workers, senior citizens, and adults with disabilities the top priority.
You can register for the vaccine rollout through the QCitizen platform, Quezon City's e-portal. To get on the waiting list for the vaccine, you will have to apply for the QCitizen ID, a unified ID that will eventually be used for multiple services and identification purposes (e.g. Senior Citizen ID) in Quezon City. The local government has also clarified that there is no deadline for registration for the vaccine, even for senior citizens.
Making an account on the QCitizen platform is no different from other websites. Once you're on the dashboard, click on the QCitizen ID eApplication to begin the process. You will be asked to fill up a form, as well as provide identification with your Quezon City address visible, an ID picture, and your digital signature. You can submit all the documents through the online platform then simply check into your account to see if your ID has been approved.
Where to register: QCitizen Platform
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