Mall vaccination thrust of PinasLakas Quezon launched in Lucena City

Mall vaccination thrust of PinasLakas Quezon launched in Lucena City

Quezon Governor Angelina “Doktora Helen” D.L. Tan (5th from left, standing), Assistant Regional Director Leda M. Hernandez (4th from left), Quezon PHTL Dr. Juvy Paz P. Purino (6th from left), and PHO II Dr. Kristine Mae-Jean M. Villasenor along with the four (4) recipients of booster shots pose for posterity following the PinasLakas Vaccination Campaign launch at the Pacific Mall, Lucena City on Friday, 09 September 2022.

LUCENA City — Quezon Governor Angelina “Doktora Helen” D.L. Tan, DOH CALABARZON Assistant Regional Director Leda M. Hernandez and Provincial Health Team Leader (PHTL) Dr. Juvy Paz P. Purino with Integrated Provincial Health Office-Quezon (IPHO), led the launching of the PinasLakas vaccination campaign at the Pacific Mall here.

“Ang virus po ay nagbabago ng anyo o yung tinatawag nating variants. Kailangan natin unahan ang virus na nagbabago ng anyo. Ang mga hindi pa bakunado ay magpa-bakuna na. Ang mga fully vaccinated naman, ay magpa-booster na. Para sa tulong-tulong nating pagkamit protection laban sa COVID, ” Hernandez said.

“Mas ligtas mag-mall kung may bakuna si lolo’t lola kaya magpabakuna na po at tulungan nyo po kaming kumbinsihin pa ang iba na magpabakuna para tuluyan natin mapanatili ang wall of immunity laban sa virus, ” she added.

Meanwhile, despite having the lowest percentage of fully vaccinated in the entire CALABARZON Region, Hernandez lauded the efforts of the Province of Quezon and the City of Lucena to further increase the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19

Governor Tan, during her speech encouraged those who have yet to receive their COVID-19 Vaccines to visit the vaccination sites near them and get vaccinated, as she highlighted the low vaccination percentage of the province of Quezon.

“… malayo pa tayo sa 90% dahil nasa 75% (as of September 2, 2022) lang tayo. Gagawa po tayo ng polisiya para maka-encourage na magpabakuna at magpa-booster ang mga taga Quezon. Hindi makakapasok sa mall ng walang bakuna o vaccination card.”

“Masarap mamasyal ngayon, manonood ng sine, kakain sa restaurant, mag grocery. Pero mas maganda kung kumpyansa tayo na may bakuna na at protektado laban sa virus. Tulungan nyo po kami na mag-encourage na magpabakuna at magpa booster pa ang hindi pa po bakunado,” Tan added.

Based on data from the Regional Vaccination and Operation Center (RVOC), as of September 7, 2022, the number of fully-vaccinated individuals in the region now stands at 10,648,206 (90 percent of the target population), while 2,990, 438 (51%) have received their 1st booster dose.

The Province of Quezon registered the lowest number of fully-vaccinated with 1,237,565 (77%) and 205, 235 (26%) with first booster shot; while Batangas with 2,148,046 (95%) fully-vaccinated, 570,980 (51%) with first booster shot; Cavite with 2,977,045 (95%) fully-vaccinated, 949,698 (61%) first booster shot; Laguna- 2, 272,001 (93%) fully-vaccinated, 705,364 (58%) first booster shot; and Rizal- 2, 013, 192 (86%) fully-vaccinated, 559,161 (48%) first booster shot.

The PinasLakas campaign is the intensified vaccination and booster drive of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos administration’s first 100 days, which aims to strengthen the country’s wall of immunity against COVID-19.

The campaign is being done across the region in coordination with local government units (LGUs), launch sites include schools, malls, markets, plazas, workplace, and places of worship where people can walk in to get their COVID-19 booster shots. (ai/mtvn)

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