Torrential rain and flooding will not stop the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) from vaccinating as many people as it can.
Even at the height of the combined rainfall caused by Typhoon Fabian and habagat (southwest monsoon), PRC’s Bakuna Centers continue to go full speed with its vaccination program.
“Hindi tayo titigil (We will not stop). As long as there are vaccine doses, the men and women of the Philippine Red Cross will continue to vaccinate people come hell or high water. We just received 5,000 Sinovac doses from the government ready for administration. We are waiting for additional doses to increase the implementation of the program. Bumagyo man, bumaha man, ang mga Bakuna Centers natin ay magtutuloy-tuloy, kaya mag-register na kayo (Rain or flooding notwithstanding, our Bakuna Centers will continue operations so register now),” PRC chair and chief executive officer Senator Richard Gordon said in a news release.
As of Sunday, PRC has already vaccinated 48,742 people — 45,560 through the 13 Bakuna Centers and the rest via the three mobile vaccine centers, also called the Bakuna Bus.
PRC is adamant in helping the government reach its vaccination goals, establishing inoculation hubs in the National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Tarlac, Olongapo, Cavite, and Iligan in Mindanao.
Another center is set to open along EDSA near Boni Avenue and the PRC national headquarters in Mandaluyong City.
PRC also vaccinated 829 overseas Filipino workers under the government’s Moderna initiative while 758 were inoculated under the PRC Moderna Program. (PNA)