The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is expected to receive until Dec. 5 at least 30,000 doses of vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) in its jail facilities.
Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Thursday, Dec. 2, said he was assured of the vaccines delivery by Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., the head of the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19.
“At least 30,000 vaccine doses have been allocated for PDLs under BuCor’s jurisdiction. These vaccines will be farmed out to the various prison facilities of the BuCor,” he added.
BuCor had disclosed that as of Nov. 19, a total of 37,513 of 48,539 PDLs in its seven operating prisons and penal farms (OPPF) had been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Of those vaccinated, 9,359 PDLs got their full doses, while 28,286 had their first dose, BuCor said.
At the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, 22,134 PDLs had been vaccinated; the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City, 3,100; the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm (SPPF) in Occidental Mindoro, 790; San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm (SRPPF) in Zamboanga City, 1,716; Leyte Regional Prison (LRP), 1,946; Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF) in Davao del Norte, 6,122; and the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) in Palawan, 1,705.