LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) brings COVID-19 vaccination closer to more commuters as it recently opened its Yamaha Monumento and Balintawak stations as vaccination sites.
This initiative takes place on the back of the implementation of 100% passenger capacity in public transportation under Alert Level 1 in Metro Manila starting March 1.
Building on recent success in getting a total of 745 LRT-1 passengers vaccinated in its earlier runs of COVID-19 vaccination drives at LRT-1 Baclaran and Central Stations, LRMC is targeting to vaccinate 300 individuals per week in its vaccination site at LRT-1 Yamaha Monumento Station in partnership with Caloocan Health Department, and LRT-1 Balintawak Station with the Quezon City Health Department.
“We understand that others are still facing barriers in traveling to vaccination sites. In the last installment of our vaccination drive, we are ensuring that transportation is not a barrier to vaccination. At LRMC, transportation will pave the way to vaccination, especially now that we are all set to serve more passengers under Alert Level 1,” Dr. Louernie F. De Sales, LRMC Head of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality Department shared.
The LRT-1 Yamaha Monumento Station vaccination site is initially targeted to run the whole month of March. It is open from Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Available brands are Janssen and AstraZeneca for first dose and booster jab.
The LRT-1 Balintawak Station vaccination site is also targeted to run for a month starting March 2. It is open every Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Available brands are AstraZeneca and Sinovac for second dose and booster jab.