Pinaslakas Laban sa Covid-19

by Herman De Guzman
August 02, 2022 | 03:00pm

The Department of Health launched a stronger nationwide booster vaccination campaign. Dubbed "PinasLakas", it aims to increase the number of Filipinos who have been given a COVID-19 booster shot, to help maintain the country's wall of immunity.

As of July 26, 2022, 15,975,337 Filipinos have been given the first booster shot. Meanwhile, 1,232,816 individuals, mostly belonging to the vulnerable population (healthcare workers, senior citizens, and the immunocompromised), have received their second booster dose.

The PinasLakas campaign is the Marcos administration’s way of boosting the country’s vaccine programs, so that progress towards a more health-conscious and safer nation is assured. Plans to build a vaccine institute are underway, as mentioned by President Marcos in his State of the Nation Address. With these efforts, combating the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine-preventable diseases will be easier for the country. As vaccines remain to be the best long-term solution to the pandemic, the DOH continues to encourage every Juan and Juana to get vaccinated as vaccines are proven to be safe and effective against the virus.

“To reach our targets, we are committed to making vaccines easily accessible to all. We are all grateful for the reopening of our markets and schools, and we should remember that we are able to reopen because of the life-saving benefits of our vaccines,” shared DOH Officer-in-Charge Secretary Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire.

The Department of Health encourages everybody to have their 2nd booster shot to increase their protection against COVID-19.

These booster shots are given by the government for free to all Filipino. For more information and other details go to your nearest rural health unit within the municipality.

Source: Department of Health



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