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Caritas urges public to participate in nat’l vax days

PASIG CITY, (PIA) -- The Caritas Philippines is urging the public to participate in the upcoming National Vaccination Days which will be held from November 29 to December 1, 2021.

Caritas Philippines head Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo encouraged the public to take advantage of the upcoming three-day national COVID-19 vaccination program.

Getting vaccinated has been one of our strongest appeals,” Bagaforo said.

Likewise, the national Caritas, through the social action centers, has been collaborating with the Department of Health (DOH), World Health Organization, and the private sector to increase the vaccination turn-out in the country.

Aside from opening our facilities as vaccination areas, the church volunteers and other resources were offered to the Department of Health and the local government units in full support of the program,” said Caritas Philippines executive secretary Fr. Tony Labiao.

We will continue to do so until all is done with our vaccination program,” he added.

Labiao also said that aside from the regular vaccination activities which started in April this year, they are also partnering with the local government units in pediatric vaccination for minors aged 12-17 years old, as well as the administration of booster shots as part of the whole COVID-19 response.

Caritas Philippines has been working with the DOH Metro Manila Center for Health Development for months now in providing the public accurate and relevant information on the COVID-19 response of the government.

We are seeing that all stakeholders have been helping the government achieve population immunity against the virus which led to a global meltdown,” Bagaforo said.

We need to make the most of this coming together – let no issue – political or otherwise, ruin this beautiful fraternal solidarity,” he added. (CBCP/PIA-NCR)

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