To further help curb the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 20,000 vaccine doses are to be administered by Philippine Red Cross(PRC) Chapters to support the upcoming third round of the National Vaccination Days this February 10 and 11, 2022.
” Kahit marami hamon ngayon ang ating bansa, ang Red Cross ay patuloy na nagpapadala ng mga bakuna sa mga tao, at palagi naming tinitiyak ang kaligtasan at pagiging epektibo ng mga bakuna dahil. Tulong-tulong tayong upang mapigilan na ang pandemya,” said Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon.
According to the PRC Health Services, 42 PRC Chapters will operate 17 Bakuna Centers, 11 Bakuna Buses, and 26 Bakuna Teams to provide primary and booster doses. The PRC will also mobilize around 600 volunteers as vaccinators and support volunteers for the vaccination days.
Meanwhile, as the government has now expanded the vaccination program to the younger population, teams are now preparing for pediatric vaccinations for those aged 5 to 11 that target to be launched before the end of the month.
As of February 8, 2022, the PRC has administered 984, 764 doses while fully vaccinating 340, 560 individuals since launching its vaccination program on March 2021.
The PRC National Vaccination Program is made possible through the support of the International Federation of Red Cross(ICRC), Netherlands Red Cross, German Red Cross, corporate partners such as Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola Foundation, LAZADA, and Bakuna Bus partners; Victory Liner, Ceres Bus, and UBE Express.