The Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach is being considered as a possible Covid-19 vaccination site by the city government of Manila to help in the city’s vaccination drive. 

Pansinin niyo, kapag pumipili tayo ng lugar, secluded halos lagi ‘yung mga lugar. Geographically feasible dapat sa gagawing function doon sa particular na action plan. Pero okay ‘yun, bakunahan sa dolomite,” said Manila mayor and presidential aspirant Isko Moreno.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) liked the idea and said that it is a “very good” proposal. The agency is still finishing construction works on the artificial beach. 

“Maraming pumupunta sa Dolomite [beach] at pwede ring magkaroon ng vaccination area dun kagaya ng sa Manila Zoo,” DENR Usec. Jonas Leones shared in an interview with CNN Philippines.

Moreno noted that before turning the beach into a vaccination site, the construction activities must be completed first to secure everyone’s safety. 

“We are trying to complete the dolomite area by January-February. But we are just being hampered by the pandemic,” Leones said.

The Philippines’ capital already opened drive-thru booster shot facilities in Quirino Grandstand, Kartilya ng Katipunan, and Bagong Ospital ng Maynila. 

Currently, the city has administered 3.16 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. Ronald Espartinez