CITY OF MALOLOS – A total of 1,180 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) from the Bulacan Provincial Jail (BPJ) here have already received their COVID-19 booster shots spearheaded by the Provincial Health Office-Public Health which started last Saturday, February 26, 2022.
Pfizer and Astrazeneca vaccines were used for the booster rollout wherein 755 of them were already vaccinated last Saturday while 425 were vaccinated last Monday.
Accordingly, majority of the PDLs received their first dose of vaccines last October 2021 which qualify them to receive the booster shots.
The booster rollout is still ongoing until all 1,800 targeted PDLs are inoculated.
Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando said that everyone in the province has the right to be protected against the threat of COVID-19 and the province will try its best to provide protection for all the Bulakenyos through intensified vaccination program.
“Bawat isa po sa Lalawigan ng Bulacan ay pinagsusumikapan nating mabigyan ng bakuna, lalo na po itong booster shot para maging buo ang panlaban natin sa sakit. Karapatan po ng lahat na maging protektado at sinisuguro ko po na walang sinuman ang malalagpasan at maiiwan,” the governor said. Further, the Universal Health Care also granted 1,700 pieces hygiene kits for each PDLs and 40 pieces cleaning kits for the facilities of the BPJ. ###