LGUs may extend ‘Bayanihan, Bakunahan’ until Friday: NTF

VAX TO THE MAX. Adults and teenagers queue up for Covid-19 vaccination at the multipurpose area of Barangay Kaligayahan in Novaliches, Quezon City on the last day of the ”Bayanihan, Bakunahan” vaccination drive on Wednesday (Dec. 1, 2021). The government targets to administer 9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses during the three-day vaccination drive that began on November 29. (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)

MANILA – The country's national massive inoculation drive dubbed "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" will continue for two more days, the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 announced Thursday.

In an advisory, the NTF said various local government units (LGUs) have requested the National Vaccine Operations Center (NVOC) to extend the three-day Covid-19 vaccination drive as a "large" number of individuals are still flocking at the vaccination sites to get coronavirus vaccine.

With this, the NTF allowed the LGUs to voluntarily extend their respective "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" drive until Friday.

All the LGUs are requested to inform the Centers for Health Development if they wish to stretch their vaccination period that started on November 29.

The Regional and Local Vaccination Operations Centers (RVOC), likewise, are directed to facilitate the augmentation of resources and provision of technical support.

They are also tasked to ensure sufficient vaccine allocation and distribution of ancillary supplies for the LGUs.

Meanwhile, the NVOC is yet to release the official tally of vaccine throughput during the three-day "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" vaccination event from Monday to Wednesday.

The government aimed to administer 9 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in 8,000 inoculation sites nationwide. (PNA)

Source: Business Diary Philippines

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