Vaccine team of PH Red Cross returns to Talim Island

Published October 16, 2021, 3:34 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

To boost its support for the National coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Vaccination program, volunteers and staff of Philippine Red Cross (PRC) boarded boats to return to Talim Island in Rizal on Saturday, Oct. 16, to vaccinate individuals under the prioritization groups.

(Photo from Philippine Red Cross)

Early this week, PRC vaccinated A2 or senior citizens and A3 or persons with comorbidities with their second dose of Sinovac in the island.

PRC Health Services, volunteers and staff from the Rizal Chapter and the local government unit (LGU) of Cardona, Rizal aimed to vaccinate 300 individuals against COVID-19. These residents received their first dose of Sinovac on Sept. 14.


To vaccinate seniors and PWDs vs COVID-19, PH Red Cross sails to Talim Island in Rizal

“Hinding hindi kami titigil sa paghatid ng serbisyo para sa ating mga kababayan. Tuloy-tuloy lang tayo sa pagbabakuna (We will never stop delivering service for our countrymen. We will continue to vaccinate),” PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dick Gordon said.

“Together, let us win the war against COVID-19,” he added.

(Photo from Philippine Red Cross)

As of Oct. 11, the PRC vaccinated 311,879 individuals in its 16 “Bakuna Buses” and 24 PRC “Bakuna Centers” nationwide.

Additionally, 121,544 individuals have now been fully vaccinated by the humanitarian organization: 222,164 in the PRC Bakuna Centers, and 89,715 in the PRC Bakuna Buses.

Outside the vaccine, the PRC shoulders all other costs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Program of the government, including but not limited to, syringes, mobilization, and vaccinator allowances.