CHURCH OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS DONATES BIO-THERMAL PACKAGING UNITS TO DOH ILOCOS REGION

CHURCH OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS DONATES BIO-THERMAL PACKAGING UNITS TO DOH ILOCOS REGION

By Glen S. Ramos

LA Union — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (TCJCLDS) in San Fernando City, La Union donated four (4) biothermal packaging units and 30,000 vaccination cards to the Department of Health-Ilocos Regional Office in support of the region’s COVID-19 vaccination and routine immunization campaigns during a hand-over of donations ceremony held at the TCJCLDS Chapel in Brgy. Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union on April 29, 2022.

Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco expressed her gratitude to the officers and members of TCJCLDS saying that the donation is timely and essential to the ongoing immunization activities of the regional office.

“It is critical for vaccine products to be stored at appropriate storage temperatures to maintain their effectiveness at the point of use, and this is where these biothermal packages come into place, by safely storing and transporting them from the point of origin to the distribution point,” Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco stressed.

“Several vaccines require ultra-cold or have cold-storage requirements that are different than others that is why biothermal packaging units are essential because they preserve the optimal immunogenicity and efficacy of each administered vaccine,” she added.

A total of P510,000.00 worth of donations were handed over to DOH Regional Office.

Sydiongco emphasized that the units will be used for the efficient delivery of vaccines for the ongoing Covid-19 and routine immunization activities in the region. (ai/mtvn)

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