San Juan City residents who may experience any adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine will not have to worry about their medical expenses after the city government announced a P150 million medical assistance fund for this purpose.


“We have a total of P150 million in our public assistance center. This is not just specific for COVID-19. This is basically a pool of funds that we use for medical assistance. If and when a constituent will need medical attention because of any vaccine side effects, then we can basically just throw out the funds from this P150 million that we have allocated this year,” San Juan City Mayor Francisco Zamora said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).

The city was previously praised by the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team during its visit last February 10 after yielding the highest number of COVID-19 vaccine registrants among cities in the National Capital Region (NCR), and the steadfast information drives and seminars the city government is conducting to allay the residents’ fears and apprehensions over the vaccines.

“San Juan is ready. Kulang na lang po ang bakuna (all that is needed is the vaccine),” Disease Prevention and Control Bureau – DOH Dir. Aleli Annie Sudiacal said.

Source: Manila Bulletin (