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DOH to conduct Bakunahang Bayan on Sept. 26-30

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan - - The Department of Health (DOH) region 2 is set to conduct a special vaccination program called "Bakunahang Bayan: PinasLakas Special COVID-19 Vaccination Days” on September 26-30, 2022 with the theme “Sa Bakunahang Bayan, Bawat Pilipino, mas PinasLakas ang proteksyon.”

According to DOH Regional Director Dr. Mar Wynn D. Bello, the week-long Bakunahang Bayan aims to further increase the number of individuals protected from COVID-19.

“We want to reach the current vaccination targets: 50% of target general population boosted and 90% of target senior citizens to receive their primary series,” Bello said, adding that this can be done by making primary series and booster series more accessible by activating strategic sites that are closer to where the people are.

To strengthen the government’s national vaccination program, Bello said they will continue to maximize the use of different communication platforms and strategies to increase the demand generation of COVID-19 vaccine.

He also urged regional line agencies, private sector, media entities and other groups to help DOH in disseminating information on PinasLakas vaccination campaign by reposting and sharing various social media advocacies, infographics and announcements on their respective social media pages from September 21 to 30, 2022.

“With the support of our partners, we will ensure that the primary series and booster doses will be more accessible and closer to homes, communities and workplaces,” Bello added. (ALM/PIA-2)

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