As we move forward and learn how to live with the virus, it is important to get fully vaccinated and take booster shots against the COVID-19 virus when able.
On February 2, 2022, the Department of Health Central Visayas in coordination with the Cebu City Government formally launched the “Resbakuna sa Botika” in Cebu City with two pharmacies in Cebu City starting the roll-out.
Priority groups A1, A4 and the rest of adult population (18-59 years old) can now register and avail COVID-19 booster shots.
- Mercury Drug – Fuente Osmeña, Rotonda, Cebu City
- Contact numbers: 0908 813 2912 / 032 255 4187
- Rose Pharmacy – Square One Bldg., Gorordo Ave., cor Sanson Rd., Lahug, Cebu City
- Contact numbers: 0908 898 0128 / 032 236 6200
NOTE: Please call the pharmacy first before heading to the pharmacies.
According to vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national government aims to administer booster doses to at least 72 million Filipinos this year, as he gave the assurance that there are enough vaccine supplies in the country’s inventory.
The “Resbakuna sa Botika” Program was first rolled out in selected clinics and pharmacies in Metro Manila and later on included drugstores in Baguio City as part of the national government’s efforts to further expand the national vaccination program.
Other participating pharmacies also include Mercury Drug, The Generics Pharmacy, Generika Drugstore, and Southstar Drug, while participating private clinics include QualiMed and Healthway.
Meanwhile, the national government is scheduled to start the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5 to 11 years on Friday, February 4. The vaccine czar stressed the urgent need to vaccinate children in order to protect the development of the future generation and secure their mental health.