More anti-COVID-19 vaccines for PRC
Philippine Red Cross receives more jabs vs COVID-19
MANILA – Philippine Red Cross Chair Richard J. Gordon said they received additional Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines from the government today for them to honor their commitment to help in inoculating those from the priority groups and working individuals.
He said they established six Bakuna Centers in Manila at the PRC Molecular Laboratory in Mandaluyong, PRC Port Area, Manila, Kabaka Compound, Pandacan, Manila, San Lorenzo in Makati, Arcovia City in Pasig City and a recent addition in PRC Pasay City chapter. The PRC Bakuna Centers have been cited for being efficient, uncrowded, and strict adherence to health protocols.
“The Philippine Red Cross is committed to help the government reinforce our defense against COVID-19 by vaccinating our people. The Red Cross has the manpower, the resources, and the compassion to reach out to our people and prevent them from getting sick,” PRC Chairman and CEO, Senator Richard Gordon said.
He added the Red Cross is not new to vaccination as it also helped in past campaigns against polio and measles-rubella where its volunteers and partner institutions including the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), Philippine Medical Association (PMA) ang top medical universities in the country joined the campaign.
Red Cross Chair Gordon proposed that relatives and household members of frontline workers be prioritized for vaccination. This was approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infections Diseases in a letter signed by Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. last June 18,2021.
“Our healthcare and economic workers face the danger of being exposed to the virus every day and are even more burdened with worry that they might bring the virus to their homes. Prioritizing their household members will allay fears and boost their morale, knowing that they can return to their families safely after working in the frontlines,” Senator Gordon said in an earlier interview. (Melo M. Acuña)
PRC Chair and CEO Richard Gordon. (File Photo/Melo M. Acuna)