Over 3,800 persons deprived of liberty vaccinated by PH Red Cross vs COVID-19

Published October 27, 2021, 1:44 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

To provide hope for the most vulnerable whom it serves without discrimination, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has been vaccinating persons deprived of liberty (PDL) through it mobile vaccination clinics.

(Photo from Philippine Red Cross)

Out of the 107,497 individuals that the PRC “Bakuna Bus” vaccinated as of Oct. 25, over 3,866 are PLD in Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) located in Metro Manila, Region 6, and Region 7 with Sinovac.

“Patuloy ang mga staff at volunteers ng Red Cross na sumisikap nang bente-kwatrong oras bawat araw upang mapaglingkuran ang mga Pilipino (The staff and volunteers of the Red Cross continue to work twenty-four hours a day to serve the Filipinos),” said PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dick Gordon.

“Nais naming maabot ang bawa’t sulok ng Pilipinas upang mahatid ng bakuna at makamit ang herd immunity (We want to reach every corner of the Philippines to deliver the vaccine and achieve herd immunity),” he added.

Recently, PRC also deployed one of its “Bakuna Buses” to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Binangonan, Rizal to vaccinate over 500 PDLs.

PRC Health Services said that the “Bakuna Bus” also drove to Navotas BJMP vaccinating over 747, Kalibo Aklan BJMP vaccinating over 142, and Iloilo BJMP vaccinating over 977 individuals with their first dose.

Additionally, the PRC “Bakuna Buses” in Cebu have also been driven to Talisay BJMP vaccinating over 1,700 individuals, and Bogo City BJMP vaccinating 300 individuals.

On Oct. 29 and 30, the PRC “Bakuna Bus” targets to vaccinate over 1m000 individuals in Danao City.

Those who are interested in registering for vaccination may call 1158 or send an email to [email protected]