Nagavax Express is spinoff of Vice President Leni Robredo’s Vaccine Express initiative in her hometown of Naga City to help vaccinate senior citizens and persons with comorbidities. The earlier Vaccine Express, which was launched in [[Manila], vaccinated more than 4,500 public utility and delivery riders.
The Naga City government reached out to the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to ask for help in administering 6,000 Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, which started on 23 July 2021.
The five vaccination sites of the Nagavax Express were the Urban Site Pacol Covered Court, Camarines Sur National High School Pavillion, Holy Rosary Major Seminary, JMR Coliseum, and University of Nueva Caceres Sports Palace.
Doctors, nurses, and non-medical volunteers helped in the vaccination drive. 6,715 residents have been vaccinated in two days. Aside from senior citizens and persons with comorbidities, medical clerks and interns working in hospitals and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) scheduled to be deployed in the next 4 months were also vaccinated. The Jannsen vaccine is a single-shot vaccine and is considered as a complete dose.
The OVP stressed that as they do not have access to the country's vaccine supplies, local government units (LGUs) have to allocate the vaccines delivered to them.
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