How to get your COVID booster shot in pharmacies

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The Philippine government launched today, January 20, Resbakuna sa Botika, an expanded effort to administer COVID-19 booster shots to fully vaccinated Filipinos with the help of the private sector.

The week-long implementation was piloted in the following pharmacies and clinics in Metro Manila:

  • Generika: Lot 23 Blk. 306 Zone 6, #138 Colonel Ballecer St., Signal Village, Taguig
  • Mercury Drug: 899 Pres. Quirino Avenue cor. Leon Guinto, Brgy. 692, Zone 75, Manila
  • Southstar: Bayan-Bayanan Ave, Brgy. Concepcion Uno, Marikina
  • TGP: Edison St. Sun Valley, Parañaque
  • Watsons: SM Supercenter Pasig, Frontera Drive, Ortigas, Pasig

Meanwhile, two private clinics—Healthway Manila (Padre Faura St., Ermita) and QualiMed Clinic – Makati (McKinley Road cor. EDSA, Makati)—are also joining the pilot run.

How to register

Individuals who want to get vaccinated in pharmacies need to register through their local government units or the pharmacies’ registration system if available.

Pharmacies will allow walk-ins for vaccination registration and scheduling.

Here are the available registration links:

Those who have successfully registered and secured a schedule need to bring their original vaccination card or certificate and a valid ID.

Who can get their boosters in pharmacies?

Only those aged 18 and above belonging to the following groups:

  • A1: Essential health workers (without comorbidities and not senior citizens)
  • Expanded A1: Overseas Filipino workers and family members of A1 (without comorbidities and not senior citizens)
  • A4: Workers in essential services
  • A5: Poor or indigent population
  • Rest of the adult population

Meanwhile, the following cannot get vaccinated in pharmacies:

  • Those who have not yet completed their two doses (one dose for Jannsen)
  • Those aged 17 and below
  • Those with comorbidities even if aged 18 and above
  • Those who are senior citizens

Presidential Adviser for COVID-19 Response Vince Dizon said in an interview on CNN Philippines that the seven pharmacies and clinics will administer vaccines daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. after the initial rollout.

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