Nasa tinatayang 2,290 military healthcare workers na ang nabakunahan ng COVID-19 vaccine na gawa ng Sinovac mula nang simulan ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ang rollout ng kanilang vaccination drive ngayong linggo.
Ayon sa pinakabagong datos mula sa AFP kahapon, nasa 598 military personnel na ang nabakunahan sa Victoriano Luna Medical Center (VLMC), 583 sa Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital, 349 sa Manila Naval Hospital, 566 at the Philippine Army General Hospital, at 194 sa Philippine Air Force General Hospital.
“I am confident that our frontline personnel will make good use of this opportunity to confidently and safely dispense their duties as we collectively seek an end to this pandemic,” sabi ni AFP chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana sa isang pahayag.
Nagsasagawa din ang AFP ng Troop Information and Education (TI & E) program sa bawat kampo upang tugunan ang mga isyu at agam-agam ng mga sundalo tungkol sa pagpapabakuna.
Dahil sa bilang na suplay ng Sinovac na dumating sa bansa, inihayag ni Sobejana ang pasasalamat na makabilang ang health workers ng militar sa mga unang mabibigyan ng proteksyon upang mas lalong magampanan ang kani-kanilang responsibilidad.
“The AFP is grateful to the national government to have our health workers be among the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. This gives protection to our military frontliners as they carry out their duties to serve and treat our citizens,” saad niya.
Hinikayat din ni Sobejana ang iba pang AFP personnel na suportahan ang vaccination program bilang frontliners laban sa COVID-19.
“The vaccination program will be our shield that shall aid us in protecting and preserving Filipino lives against the pandemic,” pagbibigay-diin ni Sobejana.
Samantala, patuloy ang pagtulong ng AFP sa pamahalaan sa vaccine rollout nito.
“The AFP remains ready to serve our people in these challenging times. The availability of the vaccines is a welcome development that allows us to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” paliwanag niya.
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