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Red Cross vaccinates Laguna inmates

Nov 24, 2021, 5:24 AM
James Veloso

James Veloso

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The “Bakuna Bus” program, in partnership with Victory Liner, aims to bring the government’s Covid-19 vaccination program to far-flung areas in the Philippines, including Laguna province.

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has expanded the scope of its Covid-19 vaccine rollout to include persons deprived of liberty (PDLs).

In a statement, PRC said it has vaccinated a total of 1,000 detainees under custody at the Laguna Provincial Jail in Sta. Cruz, through its “Bakuna Bus” program.

The “Bakuna Bus” program, in partnership with Victory Liner, aims to bring the government’s Covid-19 vaccination program to far-flung areas.

PRC said its volunteers and staff have been vaccinating residents around Laguna since August 18 in their two Bakuna Buses provided by Victory Liner and one Bakuna Center in the Light Industry Science Park II (LSPI II), Barangay Real, Calamba City, targeting the A4 priority group (essential workers).

PRC Chairman and Senator Richard Gordon hopes that the PRC will be able to help more people ease their worries and emphasized the mission of the Red Cross.

“Our goal is to provide hope for the most vulnerable whom we serve without discrimination. Regardless of the current challenges that we are facing, we will continue to strengthen our response as we want our inmates to be safer despite the pandemic,” Gordon said in the statement.

Meanwhile, last November 18 and 19, the PRC Laguna Chapter in partnership with the local government, and Gardenia Philippines also deployed its “Hot Meals on Wheels” food truck to different barangays and schools for a feeding program as part of National Children’s Month 2021.

The humanitarian organization was able to provide bread and hot soup to 250 children as part of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

(With report from Manila Bulletin)

Tags: #OpinYonLaguna, #PhilippineRedCross, #Covid19vaccine


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