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DOH 10 re-launches Pinas Lakas Booster sa Malls

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA) – Department of Health region 10 (DOH 10) re-launched its Sa Booster Lakas Pinas sa Malls campaign to have 50% of the general population get COVID 19 booster shot and 90% of the senior citizens get fully immunized.  


Dr. Jose Llacuna Jr, DOH regional director shared, “No less than the president of the Philippines himself, who believes in science endorses COVID 19 immunization, because he knows when we immunize, we are better protected than the rest of the population, who do not have immunization against COVID 19.”


Under Marcos administration, 90% of senior citizens must be fully vaccinated and 50% of the general population must be inoculated with booster doses.


Meanwhile, in the region coverage is at 77% full immunization while 73% for the senior citizens, and booster doses for the general population is only 17%, a challenge for us, Llacuna said.


“Through the years, the immunization campaign has been very successful. We are able to beat polio, we decreased the measles cases, tetanus cases because we are doing immunization,” Llacuna added.


Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional director Arnel Agabe who availed of his second booster dose during the event, shared that because of the vaccination program, hospitals will not be overwhelmed should cases rise.


“Despite the rising cases of COVID in the region, since July, hospitals were not overwhelmed, unlike before if we have a surge, the reason for this is our vaccination program,” he shared.


He also pledged the support of DILG.


“Andam muhatag sa kaangayan tabang. Andam motabang sa department of health, andam mohatag og tabang sa atong mga LGUs for us to achieve herd immunity here in region 10 in its 2,022 barangays, 84 municipalities, nine cities and five provinces,” he said.


(Ready to give appropriate support. Ready to help Department of Health and the local government units for us to achieve herd immunity here in region 10 in its 2,022 barangays, 84 municipalities, nine cities and five provinces)


Meanwhile, Department of Education (DepEd 10) through Dr. Myra Yee expressed its 150% support to Lakas Pinas campaign of DOH with its 48,909 teaching and non teaching personnel all over region 10.


In fact, in the DepEd 10, 98% are fully vaccinated while 22% with booster shots. (JMORucat/PIA10)

Department of Health 10 regional director Dr. Jose Llacuna Jr (right) inoculates second booster dose of COVID 19 vaccine to Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional director Arnel Agabe (left) during the re-launching of Sa Booster Lakas Pinas sa Malls campaign at SM CDO City Uptown. (RDM/PIA10)

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