BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Residents started coming early at the covered court near the public market in Samal, Bataan with more than 300 already inoculated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) before noon on Thursday.
The situation was also the same at the main vaccination center of the province at the Provincial Health Office here, majority of them were children who came in the afternoon.
Governor Albert Garcia on Thursday called on the unvaccinated residents in this province to take the opportunity to get jabbed during the three-day national vaccination program from March 10 to 12.
“Hinihikayat natin ang lahat na makiisa sa "Bayanihan Bakunahan" dahil isa ito sa mga susi sa patuloy na pagbubukas ng mga negosyo at panunumbalik ng sigla ng ating ekonomiya (We are encouraging all to cooperate in the 'Bayanihan Bakunahan') because this is one of the keys for the reopening of businesses and the return of the vibrancy of our economy),” Garcia said.
The governor said the province is cooperating with the fourth Bayanihan Bakunahan to help expedite the inoculation of individuals who have not been vaccinated yet against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
“Layon nating mabakunahan ang mga Bataeñong edad 12 pataas ng kanilang 1st at 2nd dose, at ang mga edad 18 pataas ng kanilang booster dose. Maaari ring magpabakuna ang mga batang edad 5 hanggang 11 sa mga nabanggit na araw upang masiguro ang proteksyon ng lahat laban sa Covid-19 na kadalasang nauuwi sa pagkakaospital at/o kamatayan (It is our aim to vaccinate residents aged 12 years old and above for first and second doses and those 18 years old and above for their booster shot. Children aged five to 11 years old might also get inoculated in the three-day vaccination drive to ensure protection of all against Covid-19, as patients sometimes end up in hospitals or die),” he said.
The governor said walk-ins are allowed in any vaccination site in the 11 towns and one city of the province. (PNA)