PH Red Cross vaccinates medical students in Manila

Published November 26, 2021, 2:59 PM

by Dhel Nazario

One of the 17 “Bakuna” buses of the Philippine Red Cross returned to the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila to vaccinate students as limited face-to-face classes begin, the organization said on Friday, Nov. 26.

(Photo courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross / MANILA BULLETIN)

“We are looking to vaccinate around 300 students that encompass students from the seven colleges around the campus,” the PRC Health Services said.

“The Red Cross recognizes the role of UP Manila in shaping the future health workers of the country. We have deployed our Bakuna Bus here to protect the next generation of doctors, nurses, and medical personnel, as face-to-face classes begin,” PRC Chairman and CEO, Sen. Dick Gordon said in a statement.

This initiative was made possible through the efforts of the PRC – Manila Chapter, and Upsilon Sigma Phi of UP where Gordon, a UP alumnus is also a member.

PRC said that it is one with the government as it pushes for the implementation of face-to-face classes in selected schools as approved by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

On Aug. 24, to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the PRC Bakuna Bus first drove to the Philippine General Hospital located in UP Manila aiming to vaccinate 300 individuals from the A1 to A5 COVID-19 priority groups.

To register for vaccination, those interested may call 1158 or email PRC at [email protected]