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TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE (PIA) – With the looming possibilities of surge of COVID-19 cases due to the forthcoming festivities, the Department of Health Eastern Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH-EVCHD) is set to formally launch today, December 6, the 3-day PinasLakas Special Vaccination Days - Bakunahang Bayan Part II with DOH Undersecretary Camilo Pancratius Cascolan to grace the activity.

The activity will be conducted through settting-based vaccination in malls, terminals, adjacent to schools, workplaces, clinics, pharmacies and fast-food establishments across the region.

Dr. Rodolfo Antonio M. Albornoz, assistant regional director of the Department of Health Eastern Visayas has called on all national government agencies and the local government units to provide support to the Bakunahang Bayan Part II in order to improve the COVID-19 booster coverage and to achieve the wall of immunity.

“Again, we appreciate hindi naman kayang gawin ito ng health sector alone-the DOH, ano ito whole-of-society o whole-of-government approach at kaakibat natin dito ang mga partners sa RVOC committee na eventually ang target naman natin dito na maging safe at protektado ang mga kababayan natin sa Eastern Visayas,” Albornoz said.

Albornoz said while the gathering of people cannot be avoided this holiday season, it would be better for Filipinos to be protected.

The 3-day vaccination drive aims to facilitate the rapid mobilization of vaccination services in order to reach 50% booster coverage among eligible population 12 years old and above and the remaining 5-11 years old and those individuals with due second doses, missed doses or booster doses particularly in health and economic sector.