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LOOK: Cyclists are free to get their booster shots in this Manila vaccination site

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Jan 13, 2022 9:00 pm

Heads up, bike enthusiasts: Cyclists and motorcyclists are free to cruise to their COVID-19 booster shots at Manila City's drive-thru vaccination site in Lawton.

Starting Jan. 8, the newly-opened vaccination site located in Kartilya ng Katipunan in Lawton is operating on a first-come, first-served basis to those who would want to have themselves vaccinated. Only 1,000 bikers per day are allotted to receive their jabs.

Both Manila and non-Manila residents may walk in to receive their booster shots as long as they can present a Manila CoVax vaccination ID found here.

Motorists are welcome from 8 am to 5 pm and are promised booster shots of available brands such as Pfizer, Moderna, and Sinovac, among others.

Meanwhile, the Lawton vaccination site joins other newly-opened drive-thru vaccination centers in Manila, such as in the Quirino Grandstand and Luneta Park.

The Quirino Grandstand vaccination site will operate from 8 am to 5 pm while the Luneta Park will offer 24/7 jabs starting midnight on Jan. 14.

Only the Lawton site accepts cyclists and motorcycle riders for now.

On Dec. 22, the Department of Health shortened the interval for the administration of booster doses for fully vaccinated adults.

In a press statement, the health agency said that boosters may now be given to adults at least three months after the second dose of a primary two-dose vaccine (AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinovac, or Sputnik) or at least two months after the primary single-dose vaccine (Janssen).

Meanwhile, if you're looking for a drive-thru booster site with an appointment, the Solaire-ICTSI Foundation Vaccination Center – Nayong Pilipino Foundation (SIVC-NPF) in Parañaque City has also been offering COVID-19 booster shots for free. You may book an appointment here.