The mayors of Mandaluyong and San Juan refuted reports COVID-19 vaccine slots are being sold in their cities.
Mandaluyong Mayor Carmelita Abalos denied COVID-19 vaccine slots are being sold.
She said, “Libre po ang lahat ng bakuna laban sa COVID-19 na ibinibigay sa lahat ng residente at hindi residente ng lungsod na nagtatrabaho sa Mandaluyong.”
Abalos issued the statement after a netizen posted on Twitter that vaccine slots are being sold in Mandaluyong and San Juan.
The netizen, with Twitter handle @theninaellaine, posted a screenshot of a supposed conversation between two persons involving a transaction for COVID-19 jabs in exchange for cash.
The seller claimed an individual can get a slot for two doses of Sinovac for 8,000 pesos and up to 12,000 pesos for other vaccine brands.
The unnamed seller said they have contacts from the city governments of San Juan and Mandaluyong for reservation of vaccine slots.