PRC visits Talim Island, Rizal to vaccinate seniors, PWDs

PRC visits Talim Island, Rizal to vaccinate seniors, PWDs

MANILA – Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to boost its support for the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program.

Today, PRC volunteers and staff boarded boats to Talim Island to vaccinate Covid-19 priority groups; A2 or senior citizens and A3 or persons with comorbidities.

Anuman ang mga hamon na kinakaharap natin, ang Red Cross ay laging handa para tumulong. Andito kami upang magbigay ng pag-asa lalo na sa mga nangangailangan na pinaglilingkuran namin nang walang diskriminasyon (Whatever challenge we are facing, Red Cross is always ready to help. We are here to give hope especially to those who are in need without discrimination),” PRC Chairman and CEO, Senator Richard Gordon said in a media release on Tuesday.

Red Cross volunteers and staff from the Rizal Chapter and the municipality of Cardona, Rizal arrived at the island in two boats aiming to vaccinate 420 individuals; 120 with J&J and 300 with Sinovac.

“Talim Island is only accessible by boat, so we need to pay PHP100 for a two-way trip to the island. Plus, the boats sailing from and to the island can only do so from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. That is why I am very grateful for the Red Cross volunteers and staff for providing vaccines to our community,” a resident said.

As of September 13, 2021, the PRC has vaccinated 208,795 individuals in their 16 Bakuna Buses and 20 PRC Bakuna Centers nationwide.

Minus the vaccines, PRC shoulders all other costs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Program of the government. This includes syringes, mobilization, and vaccinator allowances.

To register for vaccination, call 1158 or email us at 1158-appoinments@redcross.org.ph.

The following are the PRC Bakuna Centers as of September 13:
PRC PLMC
PRC EDSA Boni
PRC Port Area
PRC Pasay Chapter
PRC Manila Chapter KABAKA
PRC Manila Chapter Letran
PRC Quezon City Ever Gotesco
PRC Negros Occidental Gaisano Grand
PRC Iligan Chapter
PRC Zamboanga City Training Center
PRC Bulacan Chapter- BSU
PRC Batangas Xentro Mall
PRC Cavite – SM Bacoor
PRC Cavite – Vista Mall Gen. Trias
PRC Tarlac – City walk Mall
PRC Olongapo – SM Downtown
PRC Bataan Chapter/Penelco*
Arcovia*
San Lorenzo Mall*
PRC Davao City Chapter- Archdiocese Compound
*in coordination with respective LGUs

PRC Bakuna Bus Deployment Areas as of September 13
Marikina City
Mandaluyong City
Manila City
Navotas City
Caloocan
Lapu-Lapu City
Mandaue City
Cordova City
Talisay City
Naga City, Cebu
Bogo City, Cebu
Cavite
Batangas
Laguna
Rizal
Quezon, Lucena
Bacolod City (PR)

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