PH Red Cross' ‘Bakuna Bus’ returns to Taytay, Rizal for COVID-19 vaccination

Published October 17, 2021, 1:25 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has conducted another round of vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Taytay, Rizal over the weekend.

(Photo from Philippine Red Cross)

The humanitarian organization said it deployed its vaccination bus dubbed as “Bakuna Bus” on Oct. 16, as well as its volunteers and staff to inoculate over 406 individuals with vaccines from the government.

“Patuloy ang aming pagbabakuna sa mga komunidad (Our vaccinations continue in communities),” PRC Chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon said in a statement Sunday, Oct. 17.

“Layunin ng Red Cross na maging ligtas ang mga Pilipino kontra COVID-19 upang makamit ang herd immunity sa bansa (The Red Cross aims to keep Filipinos safe against COVID-19 in order to achieve herd immunity in the country),” he added.

The PRC said it has already administered COVID-19 vaccines in several parts of Rizal Province, particularly in areas such as Tanay, Taytay, Cadona, and Antipolo.

Moreover, the PRC Rizal Chapter’s Bakuna Bus also inoculated priority groups in other cities such as in Mandaluyong vaccinating over 3,045 individuals, and in Parañaque vaccinating 24 senior nuns from the Daughters of Charity Convent.

As of Oct. 15, the PRC Rizal Chapter’s Bakuna Bus has utilized over 6,392 doses, it said.

Two more Bakuna Buses were also deployed last Oct. 16, one in Laguna where it aimed to vaccinate 213 individuals, and another in Cagayan to vaccinate 338 individuals.