Duterte calls on government agencies to support 3-day vax drive


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MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte called on all government agencies and institutions to fully support the national simultaneous vaccination campaign against Covid-19 from November 29 to December 1, Malacañang said Monday.

“The president called on all government agencies and institutions to give their full support to the ‘Bayanihan Bakunahan’ program led by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior and Local Government,” said the cabinet secretary. and spokesperson for the interim president, Karlo Nograles. declaration.

The three-day vaccination campaign aims to immunize 15 million Filipinos in 16 regions outside of Metro Manila.

Currently, some 32.9 million Filipinos have completed their Covid-19 jabs.

Citing government data, Nograles said that the increase in vaccination rates has contributed to the reduction in active cases of Covid-19 and the decline in new daily cases of Covid-19.

He also urged those who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 to participate in the simultaneous deployment of the vaccination.

“We urge our unvaccinated kababayans to participate in the Bayanihan Bakunahan project so that they can afford themselves and their families the protection and peace of mind that vaccines offer to their recipients,” he said. he declares.

He expressed his gratitude to those who are working to organize all the staff and resources that will be mobilized “to vaccinate our compatriots, as well as the front line people working for the success of the government initiative”.

Earlier, Nograles clarified that November 29 and December 1 are considered “special working days” while only November 30 is a public holiday for the commemoration of the birthday of national hero Andres Bonifacio.

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., responsible for the implementation of the National Covid-19 Working Group (NTF), said the national Covid-19 vaccination initiative will involve a “whole-of-the-world” approach. society and government as a whole ”.

He said deliveries would be expedited by enlisting the help of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, the Civil Defense Bureau, the Ministry of Transportation as well as the private sector.

Medical organizations, nursing and dental associations will also be called upon to increase government health personnel in administering the expected increase in the number of vaccinated, which includes minors between the ages of 12 and 17. (ANP)


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