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Clark’s Old Airport Is Being Eyed As A Vaccine Hub, Here’s Why

The old terminal in Clark can accommodate 10,000 patients for vaccination.

By: Antonette Louise Guiao | May 04, 2021

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From airport to vaccine hub: Clark Airport’s old terminal might be the best facility for the part.

Image: Clark International Airport Facebook Page

Now that various types of vaccines are making their way to the Philippines, local governments from different areas in the country are coming up with ways to conduct smooth vaccination programs. This includes creating an efficient and well-structured vaccination hub. To help vaccination efforts, a vaccine hub at Clark’s old airport terminal is also eyed.

Not only is the old terminal spacious, but it is also accessible to locators with cold storages fit for storing COVID-19 vaccine doses. Officials see plenty more reasons why a vaccine hub at Clark’s old airport is a worthy project; read below and find out what these are.

Clark’s old airport terminal is being offered as vaccination hub

Clark International Airport’s private sector operator Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corp. announced that a new vaccination hub can rise within the old airport terminal. LIPAD Corp. President Bi Yong Chungunco said that they offered to transform the old terminal to a mass vaccination center, including its services to make the process swift and flawless. He added that having the Clark International Airport facility as a vaccine hub with a COVID-19 vaccination center right next to it seems like an ideal setup.



LIPAD Corporate Communications Manager Teri Flores mentioned that the proposal is already “on the table” and they are just waiting for the national government, local government units, and private sector’s responses. Given the limited passenger traffic, the initiative can take place anytime soon.

With a total floor area of 25,000 square meters, the old terminal is capable of handling over 10,000 patients a day. It can also accept numerous aircrafts carrying vaccine doses and is located near three locators which are equipped with cold storage facilities of up to -20 degrees.

Having the old terminal as a vaccination hub could provide efficient operations: when the vaccine doses arrive, they can easily be put in cold storage in less than five minutes. When people need vaccines, the doses can arrive in the vaccination center in five minutes. The move will also be seamless as this will require minimum logistics requirements.



Meanwhile, the new Clark International Airport terminal building, whose interiors are currently under construction, is set to operate by July 2021 for domestic operations. It can accommodate up to 8.2 million passengers a year and feature contactless passenger solutions. Various guidelines including a “silent air policy” will be implemented in the airport, eliminating the calls for boarding and departures except for airport emergencies. The new terminal will offer smooth and easy processes for a less-hassle and stress-free travel experience.


Visit Yoorekka to see information on how to register for a vaccine shot and the vaccines available in the Philippines.


All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. While we are doing our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable and the situation develops rapidly, so it’s possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.

Clark, COVID-19, COVID-19 Vaccine, vaccine, types of vaccines, vaccine shot, vaccines available, airport facility, vaccination center

From airport to vaccine hub: Clark Airport’s old terminal might be the best facility for the part.

Image: Clark International Airport Facebook Page

Now that various types of vaccines are making their way to the Philippines, local governments from different areas in the country are coming up with ways to conduct smooth vaccination programs. This includes creating an efficient and well-structured vaccination hub. To help vaccination efforts, a vaccine hub at Clark’s old airport terminal is also eyed.

Not only is the old terminal spacious, but it is also accessible to locators with cold storages fit for storing COVID-19 vaccine doses. Officials see plenty more reasons why a vaccine hub at Clark’s old airport is a worthy project; read below and find out what these are.

Clark’s old airport terminal is being offered as vaccination hub

Clark International Airport’s private sector operator Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corp. announced that a new vaccination hub can rise within the old airport terminal. LIPAD Corp. President Bi Yong Chungunco said that they offered to transform the old terminal to a mass vaccination center, including its services to make the process swift and flawless. He added that having the Clark International Airport facility as a vaccine hub with a COVID-19 vaccination center right next to it seems like an ideal setup.



LIPAD Corporate Communications Manager Teri Flores mentioned that the proposal is already “on the table” and they are just waiting for the national government, local government units, and private sector’s responses. Given the limited passenger traffic, the initiative can take place anytime soon.

With a total floor area of 25,000 square meters, the old terminal is capable of handling over 10,000 patients a day. It can also accept numerous aircrafts carrying vaccine doses and is located near three locators which are equipped with cold storage facilities of up to -20 degrees.

Having the old terminal as a vaccination hub could provide efficient operations: when the vaccine doses arrive, they can easily be put in cold storage in less than five minutes. When people need vaccines, the doses can arrive in the vaccination center in five minutes. The move will also be seamless as this will require minimum logistics requirements.



Meanwhile, the new Clark International Airport terminal building, whose interiors are currently under construction, is set to operate by July 2021 for domestic operations. It can accommodate up to 8.2 million passengers a year and feature contactless passenger solutions. Various guidelines including a “silent air policy” will be implemented in the airport, eliminating the calls for boarding and departures except for airport emergencies. The new terminal will offer smooth and easy processes for a less-hassle and stress-free travel experience.


Visit Yoorekka to see information on how to register for a vaccine shot and the vaccines available in the Philippines.


All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. While we are doing our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable and the situation develops rapidly, so it’s possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.

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Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.

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