Govt allows walk-in vaccination, faster screening process

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) — The government is simplifying vaccination requirements to encourage more Filipinos to get their COVID-19 shots, such as allowing vaccination without prior appointment, Inter-Agency Task Force spokesperson Karlo Nograles announced on Friday.

"Mas pinadali na po ang proseso ng pagbabakuna. Pwede na po ang walk-in," he said.

[Transtion: The process for vaccination is made easier. Walk-ins are now allowed.]

Some vaccination sites allow limited walk-in vaccinees, but most currently still require an appointment to prevent crowding.

Nograles also said only those with history of hypertension or showing its signs are required to get their blood pressure taken before vaccination. Medical certificates are also not necessary unless the person has autoimmune disease, HIV, cancer, transplant patient, patient undergoing steroid treatment, or bedridden.

The government announced on Friday that it has fully vaccinated 54 million Filipinos, the vaccination target set for end of 2021.