THE OFFICE of the Vice President and the city government of Manila have tied up for a drive-thru coronavirus vaccination for transport workers.

The two-day initiative called “vaccine express” was rolled out on Tuesday with a target to inoculate 5,000 pedicab drivers and delivery riders in the Philippine capital.

Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, who launched the project together with Manila City Mayor Francisco Domagoso, said drivers and riders were given P500 gas cards as an incentive.

About 900 vaccines have been given out as of Tuesday noon, Ms. Robredo said in a Tweet.

The mayor, meanwhile, said the city is grateful for being chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the vaccination on wheels program.

Manila had 1,135 active coronavirus cases as of June 22. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza