92-YEAR-OLD ELDERLY INSISTS TO BE VACCINATED DURING PINASLAKAS LAUNCHING IN CALASIAO

92-YEAR-OLD ELDERLY INSISTS TO BE VACCINATED DURING PINASLAKAS LAUNCHING IN CALASIAO

By Glen S. Ramos

CALASIAO, Pangasinan – Mrs. Pacita S. Jovellanos, a 92-year old resident of Poblacion West in the town of Calasiao, Pangasinan was among the senior citizens who received her second booster shot during the PinasLakas Launching Activity held at the Calasiao Sports Complex on September 16, 2022.

According to her daughter, who accompanied her in her wheelchair to the vaccination center, her mother is very persistent to get her second booster to complete her vaccination.

“Sabi ng gobyerno natin kailangan ang kumpletong bakuna upang mas ligtas tayo sa Covid kaya ako nagpursiging magpunta dito. Ito lang ang tanging maitutulong ko upang hindi na kumalat pa ang Covid dito sa Calasiao,” Mrs. Jovellanos stated during the vaccination.

Jovellanos was properly attended and examined by health workers before she was given the Pfizer vaccine.

Calasiao has boostered a total of 2,400 (78%) senior citizens, and 22,000 (16%) individuals already received their first booster shot.

There are also six (6) active Covid cases recorded.

Calasiao health workers administer vaccine shots to children during the LakasPinas Launching Ceremony held at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan on September 19, 2022.

DOH – Ilocos Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco expressed her gratitude to Mrs. Jovellanos for her courage and support and encouraged residents to emulate her selfless deed and get their free booster shots now to strengthen their protection against the Covid virus. 

“Nagpapasalamt din po kami sa suporta ng Calasiao LGU sa ating bakunahan at hinihingi rin po naming tulungan nyo po kaming makamit ang ating layunin na mabakunahan ang lahat upang makabalik na tayo sa ating nakagawiang normal na pamumuhay na walang takot at pangamba na tayo ay tatamaan ng sakit na Covid,” Sydiongco said.

The PinasLakas launching in Calasiao was set for the whole day and catered to the students, government and private employees and ages 5-years old and above.

The Provincial DOH Office together with the municipal health office of Calasiao vaccinated around 200 target individuals from 5 years old and above. (ai/mtvn)


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