Bulacan launches mobile vaccination; over 400 residents inoculated

Published June 26, 2021, 11:43 AM

by Freddie Velez

Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando and Vice Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado launched the provincial government’s mobile vaccination on Friday, June 25.

A woman receives her first dose of Sinovac vaccine at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Barangay Tabe, Guiguinto, Bulacan on Friday, June 25. (Freddie Velez / MANILA BULLETIN)

Fernando said more than 200 senior citizens and persons with health conditions received their first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at the Sagrada Elementary School in Barangay Tangos, Baliwag, Bulacan from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

One of those inoculated, Felino “Peng” Pangan, president of the Bulacan Best Friend Association (BBFA), said the vaccination was orderly and peaceful, and the minimum health standards were strictly followed.

At the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Barangay Tabe, Guiguinto, more than 200 seminarians and priests were inoculated with the first dose of Sinovac vaccine.

Fernando said in a phone interview that they will bring the vaccination to the province’s villages, including far-flung areas.

He called again on other Bulakenyos to get vaccinated because it is their protection against COVID-19.

“Huwag po kayong matakot magpabakuna dahil ito lamang ang makapagdadala sa atin sa tunay na panibagong normal na pamumuhay, (Don’t be afraid to get vaccinated because this the only way to the real new normal life),” he said.

The Bulacan governor also thanked the medical health frontliners like doctors and nurses who are always present to serve the community and attend to the COVID-19 patients.

On Friday evening, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 851.

The PHO said that of the total of 39,008 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the province, 36,833 or 94% have recovered, and 1,324 or 3% are still active cases.