PH Red Cross continues to strengthen COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Published October 23, 2021, 4:04 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

Being one of the most efficient allies of the government in battling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to strengthen its vaccination efforts.

(Photo from Philippine Red Cross)

“Patuloy kaming magiging kaalyado ng gobyerno at ipagpapatuloy namin ang pagseserbisyo sa mga Filipino, hindi kami titigil sa pagbabakuna upang matupad ang aming tungkulin upang matulungan ang gobyerno na maabot ang herd immunity (We will continue to be allies of the government and we will continue to serve Filipinos, we will not stop vaccinating to fulfill our duty to help the government reach herd immunity,” PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Senator Dick Gordon said.

As part of its vaccination efforts, PRC caters to those who may have limited access to inoculation. Recently, PRC has vaccinated over 1,037 staff and their dependents from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas(BSP) in the Philippine International Convention Center.

The PRC Health Services team administered the second dose of Moderna procured from the Department of Health (DOH).

Additionally, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the Presidential Peace Adviser and Vaccine Czar, chanced upon the PRC’s PICC “Bakuna Center” on Oct. 22 and shared his message of gratitude and is all praises to the support of the humanitarian organization in the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

Aside from this, PRC also vaccinated hundreds of individuals in Aklan on Oct. 20.

Through its “Bakuna Bus” deployed in Aklan, PRC successfully vaccinated 350 individuals in Brgy. Lalab, in the municipality of Batan.

Reiterating that all vaccines are effective and these can save lives, Gordon once again encouraged all Filipinos to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“This is our solution to COVID-19,” Gordon said, noting that PRC will continue working hand-in-hand with the government to address the challenges of the ongoing pandemic.

Meanwhile, Gordon expressed gratitude to the DOH Region 6 for allocating some vaccines to PRC this month.

As of Oct. 21, the PRC has vaccinated 331,609 individuals in its 24 “Bakuna Centers” and 16 “Bakuna Buses” across the country.

A total of 1,539 were vaccinated in the PRC “Bakuna Bus” deployed in Aklan.

Individuals who are interested to register for vaccination may call 1158 or send an email to [email protected]