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Calabarzon has ample vaccines supply for nat'l vax days

DOH 4-A says vaccine supply in Calabarzon enough to vaccinate 3M individuals on national vax days

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna (PIA) — The Calabarzon region has a sufficient supply of vaccines to inoculate 3 million individuals during the 'Bayanihan Bakunahan' nationwide simultaneous vaccination drive from November 29 to December 1, the Department of Health Region 4A assured on Sunday.

DOH 4A Regional Director Ariel M. Valencia said that all vaccination centers in the region, especially those located in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas, have enough vaccines and ancillary supplies.

“As of now, we have strategically placed manpower in areas where there are large number of eligible populations to vaccinate. We have also sufficient supply of vaccines to carry out the vaccination service and meet the 3 million targets for the next days," Valencia said.

He added that the regional health department has been delivering vaccines and syringes to local government units that requested additional supplies.

“Hindi dapat maubusan ng bakuna ang ating mga LGU at hindi rin dapat mahinto at maghintay ang mga tao. That’s is why we have to ensure that all vaccination centers at the municipal level have enough supply of vaccine and syringe especially those in GIDA communities,” Valencia said.

Available vaccines that will be used are Sinovac, Moderna, Gamaleya Sputnik V, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, according to DOH 4-A.

Valencia who led the finalization of preparations on Sunday said that it's all system go for the massive inoculation activities in the next three days.

He also assured that the regional office and local health units are already organized and well-equipped to address any concerns.

READ: DOH 4-A, Calabarzon LGUs all set for 3-day national vax drive

“Kailangang lahat ay handa at preparado sa anumang maaring mangyaring sa tatlong araw na bakunahan gaya ng kakulangan ng vaccine, syringes at maging ang mga forms na gagamitin ng ating mga health workers sa field dapat lahat kumpleto upang maiwasan ang pagkakaroon ng delay sa pagbibigay ng bakuna sa mga tao,” Valencia said.

As more health human resources are needed to meet the vaccination demands and target, Valencia said health workers from various hospitals in the National Capital Region, including volunteers from private organizations, will be deployed to different vaccination centers in the region.

As Calabarzon targets to inoculate at least 1 million individuals per day, Valencia urged unvaccinated individuals to have themselves inoculated against the disease.

“I encourage all residents of CALABARZON to go to your nearest vaccination site and avail of the free vaccines against Covid-19 starting tomorrow. Pagpasensyahan na po natin at pagtiyagaan kung tayo man ay maranas ng mahabang pila sa pagkuha ng bakuna. Sinisiguro lang po ng ating mga health workers ang inyong kaligtasan kaya lahat po ay daraan sa assessment bago kayo bgyan ng bakuna,” Valencia said.

“Maging responsible po tayo sa ating sarili at magpabakuna. Hindi lamang po ito sa inyong kaligtasan kundi para na rin sa kalugtasan ng inyong pamilya kasama na ang inyong komunidad. Let us do our share in eliminating the Covid virus” Valencia emphasized. — with reports from DOH 4-A

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