By Glen S. Ramos/Benjamin F. Cuaresma
MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH)-CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) again urged residents to get their Covid-19 shots in order to have additional protection against the various variants of the virus, especially the Delta which is the variant of concern because of its ability to spread faster and twice contagious than the original virus.
“The Delta variant is now the dominant strain and it is best for everyone to get their Covid shots now as it has been proven that vaccines are highly effective in preventing severe illness and even death and it is our best defense against the virus,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated today.
“Let us do our part and put an end to this pandemic. For those who haven’t got their vaccine, get your jab now and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Unvaccinated people are more at risk than those who receive their shots.”
As of October 7, 2021, there are already a total of 7,202,685 individuals vaccinated in 598 active vaccination sites in various provinces.
“We have a total allocation of 9,606,926 vaccines. Maari na ngayong makapamili ang ating mga residente kung ano ang preferred nilang vaccine namaiturok sa kanila. Mayroon tayong Sinovac, Astrazeneca, Gamaleya, Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen at Sinopharm. At ang mga ito ay ibibigay ng ating mga lokal na pamahalaan sa kanilang mga vaccination sites.”
“Ang gagawin lang ay pumunta at magpalista upang makakuha ng libreng bakuna laban sa Covid-19,” Janairo emphasized.
“Para naman sa mga hindi pa nabakunahan at naghihintay ng kanilang gustong bakuna, ituloy po natin ang pagsunod sa mga health protocols upang hindi mahawa at kumalat pa ang virus sa ating mga komunidad,” he reminded.
On October 10, 2021, the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) reported 573 new cases of COVID-19 infection/ There are now a total of 361,273 cases in Calabarzon with 34,819 active cases. While 316,018 have already recovered, 10,436 individuals have died from the virus.
Also, the DOH and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) recently launched “Resbakuna Bakunado Panalo” program that will give vaccinated individuals nationwide a chance to win between P100,000 and P1 million in cash.
According to Usec Maria Rosario-Vegeire, the raffle promo is exclusively for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines.
To date, there are more than 200,000 vaccinees who joined the raffle promo with a total of P3 million in cash prizes awaiting the winners. (ai/mtvn)