As the active ally of the government, the Philippine Red Cross(PRC) staff members and volunteers from the Ilocos Norte Chapter vaccinated over 1000 individuals with their first dose in the LGU-run Bakuna Center located at the Northern Christian College (NCC) of Laoag on October 2, 2021
“Mabisa ang lahat ng bakuna at nakakaligtas ito ng buhay. Hinihikayat ko ang lahat ng Pilipino na magpabakuna na ngayon, ito ang ating solution sa COVID-19” reiterates Senator Dick Gordon.
According to PRC Ilocos Norte Chapter Administrator Edna Orcino, the PRC has been supporting the vaccination initiative of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte in NCC since its opening. “We have deployed 15 volunteers and staff from PRC Ilocos Norte Chapter since the dry run last September 10, 2021.” Orcino adds, “The Bakuna Center in NCC is open once a week depending on the supply provided by the Department of Health (DOH).”
Aside from NCC, the PRC Ilocos Norte Chapter also supports the LGU-run Bakuna Centers located at the Divine Word College of Laoag and the Municipality of San Nicolas.
The PRC Ilocos Norte Chapter has one DOH-accredited Bakuna Center in Robinsons Ilocos Norte that opened last September 16, 2021 catering to COVID-19 priority groups in the region . It has now inoculated 461 clients as of October 1, 2021.
Also, the Chapter has a Saliva Collection Site inside the chapter building with 14 saliva collectors. It has now catered to almost 7,000 clients since its opening last March 5, 2021.
As of October 1, 2021, the PRC has vaccinated 284,869 individuals in their 23 Bakuna Centers and sixteen Bakuna Buses nationwide. Out of the 284,869, over 108,329 are already fully vaccinated.