A Cat got public attention at National COVID-19 Vaccination Day in Manila Philippine
A cat became a star of the show once photographed lying comfortably in one of the seats assigned for those who have to get a photo of them against COVID-19 in Manila.
The Manila Public Information Office (PIO) on Wednesday shared a photo of a calico cat grooming in a monoblock chair designated for people lining up for the vaccine.
The city’s PIO page said that the cat was seen at Moses Salvador Elementary School.
The post has gotten 5,100 likes and reactions, as well as comments from amused Filipinos.
“The cat is waiting for the chance to get vaccinated too,” a Facebook user commented.
“Akala ni muning ayudang 555…” a different Facebook user said with a sweat-face emoji smile. 555 refers to 555 Sardines or 555 Tuna, a brand famous for the production of canned sardines.
“Buti pa ang pusa, willing magpa-vaccine,” another Filipino commented.
Manila PIO said that the nation’s capital is currently conducting mass vaccination as part of the government’s three-day National COVID-19 Vaccination Day, which aims to increase vaccine coverage and mobilize efforts to “safe Christmas.”
The campaign aims to vaccinate nine million Filipinos starting November 29, 30, and December 1.
“Protecting our health through vaccination will increase our confidence to go out and see our loved ones this Christmas, as well as ensuring a safe return to work,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said before.
“Therefore, we encourage all eligible individuals, especially Lolo and Lola, and our loved ones who have underlying medical conditions that are not yet vaccinated, to take advantage of these National Vaccination Days and get your jabs done,” she added.
The three-day event is also a means to accelerate the distribution of booster vaccines to health workers, the elderly, and immunocompromised people.