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.
As the Philippine Red Cross stands to provide hope for the most vulnerable whom they serve without discrimination, the humanitarian organization deployed one of their Bakuna Buses to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Binangonan, Rizal, vaccinating over 500 persons deprived of liberty.
“Patuloy ang mga staff at volunteers ng Red Cross na sumisikap nang bente-kwatrong oras bawat araw upang mapaglingkuran ang mga Pilipino. Nais naming maabot ang bawa’t sulok ng Pilipinas upang mahatid ng bakuna at makamit ang herd immunity,” reiterates Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman and CEO of PRC.
Out of the 107,497 individuals that the PRC Bakuna Bus vaccinated as of October 25, 2021, over 3,866 are persons deprived of liberty in BJMPs located in NCR, Region 6, and Region 7 with Sinovac.
According to PRC Health Services, the PRC Bakuna Bus drove to Navotas BJMP vaccinating over 747, Kalibo Aklan BJMP vaccinating over 142, and Iloilo BJMP vaccinating over 977 individuals with their first dose.
Additionally, the PRC Bakuna Buses in Cebu has also been driven to Talisay BJMP vaccinating over 1,700 individuals, and Bogo City BJMP vaccinating 300 individuals. On October 29, and 30, 2021, the PRC Bakuna Bus targets to vaccinate over 1000 individuals Danao City.
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PRC Iligan – Chung Hua
PRC Davao City – Archdiocese Compound
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) rolls out its Bakuna Bus to vaccinate 333 individuals in Saint Louise De Marillac College of Bogo (SLMCB) and persons deprived of liberty (ODL) in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Bogo City, last October 10, 2021.
PRC Cebu Chapter, through the leadership of Chapter Administrator Vera De Jesus Patel, mobilized its Bakuna Bus along with its staff and volunteers to fully vaccinate 248 individuals, while 84 individuals received their first dose.
“No one should be left behind,” as PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon stressed the importance of vaccination even for the persons in Jail. “Mahalagang mabakunahan natin ang lahat kasama ang mga nasa kulungan. Ang bakuna ay ang pinaka epektibong proteksyon kontra COVID-19,” Gordon added.
PRC Cebu Chapter continues to deploy its Bakuna Buses in partnership with the local government unit to provide vaccination programs for residents who want to get protected from COVID-19 areas with no access to vaccines.