More medical facilities will be used as vaccination hubs to ensure that the rollout of the nationwide vaccination program of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will be more inclusive and accessible to all Filipinos, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar assured on Monday afternoon.
In his message during the information drive dubbed as the Pagdu-aw sa Dinagat Islands, Secretary Andanar provided updates on the program, which already commenced with healthcare workers as the first recipients of the jabs.
“Because of the national vaccination program of the government, we have already vaccinated at least 336,656 medical frontliners, who are vital in our road to recovery. Now, we have set up 1,623 vaccination sites, and continue to increase the number of these sites, to make our vaccination drive more inclusive and accessible to each and every Filipino,” he said in the vernacular.
The national government aims to procure 161 million vaccine doses this year to inoculate 70 to 80 millions of Filipinos against the virus. With this, the PCOO chief encouraged the public to take part in the vaccination program.
As of March 20, 2021 report, the country has received 1.126 millon doses of vaccine. Of the total number of vaccinated individuals, 190,645 were given the first dose of Sinovac’s Coronavac, and 146,011 for AstraZeneca.
“We now call on each and every one of you to support our collective vision of achieving herd immunity by getting vaccinated. This is for your welfare, and your family’s, too,” he said.
“Even if you already received the vaccine, do not forget to observe the minimum health standards,” he added. SOVEREIGNPH