PCOO chief assures Dinagatnons that more vaccines will arrive for target sectors

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA) -- During the Pagdu-aw (visit) event held on Monday in the municipality of Loreto, Province of Dinagat Islands, Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) inspired the people in the said province to strive more as the country continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

With the government’s vaccination program, the good secretary also assured the locals that more vaccines will arrive in the region and these are free, effective, and can save lives.

“We might have faced a lot of challenges in the year 2020 since the onset of the COVID-19, yet we are full of hope that this year 2021 would give us the opportunity to get back to our normal lives we used to before. Through the effort of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration, resources were made available in order to procure the 161-million of vaccine doses this year intended to provide to 70-80 million Filipinos,” he said.

Andanar also announced that because of the national vaccination program of the government, at least 249,297 medical frontliners will be inoculated. “For now, we have already established some 956 vaccination sites and more are still to be put in place for an easier and more convenient vaccination of the Filipino people. We encourage everyone to join us and support the government in this endeavor for us to achieve herd immunity by ensuring that target sectors are vaccinated to protect you and your family,” he said.

Meanwhile, for those who have already been vaccinated since the arrival of the vaccines in the country, Andanar urged them to continue to observe the health protocols. “We ask everyone to continue to strictly observe the minimum health standards protocols given by the Department of Health, particularly the wearing of face masks and shields, safe physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and proper hygiene, even those who have already been vaccinated from the virus, to ensure our continued safety and recovery from COVID-19,” he emphasized. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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