A MEGA vaccination drive-through facility is being built inside a Nayong Filipino Foundation (NPF) property in Parañaque City.
The Department of Tourism (DOT), in a statement on Monday, welcomed the move of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) to construct a “free and temporary” vaccination center on a vacant lot of NPF.
“This is expected to be a game changer in the vaccination program. The facility, which will be a public-private partnership, is expected to vaccinate at least 12,000 people a day,” the DOT said in a statement on Monday.
The IATF-EID authorized the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) to enter into an agreement with the NPF, a DOT-attached agency, to ensure the project’s immediate execution.
“The temporary use of the NPF property affirms the DOT’s continuing commitment to support the vaccination program, consistent with its earlier endorsement and approval as well by the NTF of allowing tourism front-liners to be on the priority list,” the DOT said.
The facility’s construction is expected to be finished in 40 days.
Nayong Pilipino Parañaque, near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, originally housed a cultural theme park that opened in 1970.
The park has since been transferred to Clark, Pampanga as the original location will be used for NAIA’s expansion. Philippine News Agency