The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assisted in vaccinating persons deprived of liberty through the Bakuna Buses. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) announced last December 08, 2021, that the jail facilities under its supervision are now free from COVID-19.
PRC, through the leadership of Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon, deploys the PRC Bakuna Buses in Cebu, Iloilo, and NCR. Chairman Gordon wanted to hasten the vaccination of PDLs to prevent COVID-19 from spreading inside the correctional facilities.
According to BJMP, More than 119,000 have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 and reported no new cases.
“Kahit ang mga nasa kulungan ay nararapat at kailangan mabigyan ng proper health care through vaccination. We need to act fast to beat COVID-19. Kailangan mabilis at walang maiiwan at lahat ay maprotektahan kontra COVID-19. PRC vows to continue its various initiatives to combat COVID-19 to alleviate human suffering and uplift the dignity of the most vulnerable,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
To date, PRC vaccinated 736, 297 individuals through its 17 Bakuna Buses and 25 Bakuna Centers.