Caloocan City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan led the launching of ‘Pinas Lakas’ vaccination booster drive for students 5-11 years old, teachers and non-teaching staff at Camarin D Elementary School (CADES) this Tuesday, August 23.
In a short speech, he encouraged everyone, especially teachers and frontline workers including government employees, to ensure that their vaccination records are up to date.
“Panawagan sa ating mga guro at iba pang kawani na humaharap sa ating mga kababayan at mga estudyante, tiyakin natin na kumpleto at updated ang ating booster shot para sa kaligtasan natin at ng ating mga nakakasalamuha,” Mayor Along said.
Malapitan emphasized that the Caloocan City government is dedicated in expanding its vaccination programs and partnering with several organizations and businesses to inoculate more residents.
“Patuloy ang pagbabakuna natin sa Caloocan, gayundin ang ating pakikipag-ugnayan sa iba’t ibang ahensya at mga negosyante para sa booster shot ng kanilang mga empleyado,” he said.
There was also a ceremonial vaccination that inoculated several students, and other vulnerable groups such as senior citizens and frontline workers.
According to Caloocan Health Department, 300 slots were allotted at CADES vaccination site this day, on top of the 5,000 daily vaccination target of the city. The said activity was also attended by Department of Education Director IV Wilfredo Cabral and Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Beverly Lorraine Ho.