/ 10 July 2021

AT LEAST 200 faculty members and employees of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila have received their first dose of anti-Covid19 vaccine.

The university said the city government of Manila provided the Sinovac doses.

“Vaccination teams from the Manila Health Department through City Health Officer Dr. Arnold Pangan converted the University Activity Center into a pop-up vaccination center on Thursday,” PLM said.

“The vaccination process started at 8 a.m. Vaccination teams were able to inoculate 108 employees and 92 immediate family members with their first vaccine shots inside the PLM campus,” it added.

The second dose will be administered on August 5.

PLM President Emmanuel Leyco thanked the city government for its efforts to curb Covid19 pandemic.

“We are grateful to Mayor Isko Moreno for his proactive leadership in addressing the Covid19 pandemic in the city which included the aggressive procurement of vaccines, massive testing, and construction of Covid19 field hospital,” Leyco said.

“We hope that the City of Manila and the entire country can secure additional vaccine supplies so that we can protect more people against the coronavirus outbreak,” he added.

Leyco said he was also pleased with the vaccination turnout in the university.

“We hope more of them will be able to get the vaccines as soon as possible, as this is the way for us to return to normalcy and face-to-face classes after more than a year of restrictions,” he said.