Filipinos receive needed anti-COVID-19 jabs
Undocumented Filipinos jabbed
MANILA – Nearly 400 undocumented Filipinos in Bahrain received AstraZeneca vaccines through the Philippine Embassy under Ambassador Alfonso A. Ver.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the undocumented Filipinos were part of the second batch of beneficiaries of the free vaccines program at Sitra Mall last Saturday, July 31,2021. A total of 518 undocumented Filipinos were inoculated as of today.
The 367 undocumented overseas Filipinos are now qualified to register in the comprehensive BeAware health app and avail all of its benefits, including an electronic vaccination certificate (“green shield”) required for entry into office buildings, government institutions, malls, restaurants and schools, among others.
Aside from protection from COVID-19, the program hopes to provide undocumented Filipinos a chance in their quest to find legitimate employment in the Kingdom. Having received the complete dose of COVID-19 vaccine is one of the primary requirements for employment.
Ambassador Ver and other Embassy officials and staff and Filipino Community volunteers assisted the overseas Filipinos in registering with the BeAware app of the Kingdom of Bahrain. (Melo M. Acuña)
Undocumented Filipinos in Bahrain received AstraZeneca vaccines last Saturday through the Philippine Embassy under Ambassador Alfonso A. Ver. (DFA Photos)