NAKATANGGAP na ng bakuna ang frontline personnel ng Philippine Navy (PN) laban sa COVID-19 na isinagawa sa Jurado Hall sa Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Pinangunahan ng commanding officer ng Manila Naval Hospital, Col. Pura Lyn Epres ang pangangasiwa ng bakuna laban sa COVID-19 sa 30 Philippine Navy hospital personnel and health service frontliners.
Unang nabakunahan si Chief Surgeon Navy, Col. Reynaldo Capuz na binakunahan ni DOH Regional Director, Dr. Corazon Flores.
Sinaksihan naman ni Taguig City Second District Representative Lani Cayetano ang seremonyal na pagbabakuna kasama sina PN flag officer in command, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo at mga kinatawan mula sa DILG, Assistant Secretary Ester Aldana at Public Affairs Director Marlo Guanzon.
Inilarawan ni Chief Bacordo ang kaganapan bilang “truly monumental for the Philippine Navy because it marks the beginning of the implementation of the government’s national vaccination program in the PN, which is expected to be in full swing in the coming weeks.”
“The Philippine Navy is one with the national government and the DOH in protecting and saving Filipino peoples health and lives. We also need this vaccine for us to be able to do our job and we will have them very soon….Little by little, step by step, we can and we will overcome this COVID-19 pandemic together, “ dagdag ni Bacordo.