Gov't vaccine storage partner ready for 3-day COVID vaccination drive

Published November 27, 2021, 2:15 PM

by Ariel Fernandez

The government’s national cold-chain and logistics partner is now gearing up for the scheduled three-day nationwide vaccination program which is aimed at inoculating as many Filipinos in order to be protected from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Dubbed as “Bayanihan Bakunahan”, the vaccination program will be from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

PharmaServ Express assured that the cold-chain facility in Marikina City has enough capability to package and distribute the various COVID-19 vaccine brands that require different temperatures at any given time.

It stated that it is also using biothermal case system in packaging the vaccines for safe delivery to various local government units (LGUs).

“We also have more than sufficient manpower and ground assets to transport the vaccines throughout the Philippines via land, sea and air,” PharmaServ Express said in a statement.

In 2019, Pharmaserve express helped the Department of Health (DOH) and UNICEF’s campaign to stop the measles and polio outbreaks.

The three-day vaccination program aims to inoculate 15 million individuals across 16 regions outside Metro Manila to boost the country’s inoculation rate.

This would help the government achieve its goal of inoculating at least 54 million Filipinos before end-December. So far, 34,199,500 individuals have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

The country has enough supply for the three-day vaccination drive as it has already received 135,161,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

 
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