PH Red Cross intensifies vaccination programs due to increase in Covid-19 active cases

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to intensify its Covid-19 response programs as the Department of Health (DOH) reported increase in new active cases in the country.

(Photo from Philippine Red Cross)

DOH, on Monday, July 11, reported a total of 10,271 new Covid-19 cases recorded in the past week.

In line with this, the PRC said that their team will continuously administer vaccinations to qualified individuals.

On July 8, the PRC Bakuna Centers administered Covid-19 vaccines to 139 individuals in Zamboanga City, 208 individuals in Ilocos Norte, and 73 individuals in Pasay City.

The PRC Bakuna Teams also vaccinated 34 individuals in Lapasan Health Center, Carmen Health Center, Canitoan Health Center in Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro, and 23 individuals in Free Port Area, Mariveles, Bataan.

Moreover, the PRC Bakuna Bus drove to Doña Victoria Zarate Elementary School to vaccinate 85 individuals.

PRC reminded that its 14 Molecular Laboratories with 60,000 test capacity per day are still open for swab and saliva RT-PRC tests.

The humanitarian organization has also rolled out its Covid-19 booster shot program for qualified adolescents ages 12-17 years.

PRC accepts walk-ins as long as they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

They only need to present their ID, vaccination card (1st and 2nd dose), their parent or legal guardian’s ID, and proof of filiation.

PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Gordon encouraged parents and legal guardians to go along with their children in participating in the organization's mission of protecting the latter from the threats of Covid-19.