PH Red Cross vaccinates close to 4,000 across PH in one day

Published December 9, 2021, 11:47 AM

by Dhel Nazario

In support of the country’s national vaccination program against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) vaccinated nearly 4,000 people from Luzon to Mindanao in a single day.


PRC said that it administered over 3,952 doses in one day alone on Dec. 6, Monday.

“The Red Cross will always be there where we are needed. Our goal is to vaccinate as many as we can,” PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sen. Richard Gordon said.

“We want to protect every Filipino from COVID-19,” he added.

PRC said Gordon deployed PRC’s Bakuna teams and inoculated 2,536 individuals in government-run Bakuna Centers around Mindanao. Over 135 were given vaccines in Lanao del Sur-Marawi, 798 in Iligan, 356 in Agusan Del Norte, 364 in Sultan Kudarat, 108 in Cotabato City-Maguindanao, 323 in Surigao Del Norte, 340 in Misamis Oriental-Mindoro, 50 in Gingoog City, and 62 in Sulu.

According to PRC Health Services, PRC administered 855 doses from four Bakuna Centers with PRC Zamboanga providing 418 doses, PRC Tarlac providing 194 doses, PRC Boni providing 45 doses, and the PRC Logistics and Multipurpose Center providing 198 doses.

Meanwhile, two Bakuna Buses operated in Luzon and jabbed 561 individuals as the mobile clinics were deployed to Lucena, Quezon vaccinating 225, and to Cagayan vaccinating 336.

As of Dec. 6, the PRC has inoculated 719,130 individuals through their 17 Bakuna Buses and 25 PRC Bakuna Centers of which 275,882 individuals are fully vaccinated.

Aside from the COVID-19 vaccines, PRC said that it shoulders all other costs under the COVID-19 vaccination program of the government including but not limited to syringes, mobilization, and vaccinator allowances.