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DOH launches Bakunahang Bayan 2 in CamNorte

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The Department of Health Bicol launched the Bakunahang Bayan 2 in the province of Camarines Norte, which will run from December 5 to 7.

The Bakunahang Bayan aims to convince Bicolanos to get themselves vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine primary series and booster shots to protect themselves from COVID-19.

OH Bicol CHD Regional Director Dr. Ernie V. Vera, DOH Usec. Dr. Nestor F. Santiago, Vice Governor of Camarines Norte Joseph Ascutia, Atty. Madan Jalgalado, representatives from the provincial, city, and municipal governments and residents of Camarines Norte attended the ceremony.

In his keynote message, Santiago recalled the situation during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when COVID-19 vaccines were not yet available.

“Noon, kapag nagkasakit ka ng COVID-19, karamihan ay nagiging severe o critical. Kaya kapag kayo ay na-ospital, napakahirap.

Santiago then stressed the need for all, especially senior citizens, to get themselves vaccinated.

“Gusto natin na 90 percent ng ating mga senior citizen ay mabakunahan ng primary series (2 doses). Ito ang unang ikakampanya natin. Kung meron kayo sa pamilya o kayo mismo ay wala pang primary series na mga senior citizens, magpabakuna na po tayo.”

The DOH Bicol CHD also urged Bicolanos to get themselves vaccinated and boosted at the nearest primary care provider or health center.

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