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More than 17,000 frontline workers receive first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 in Bulacan
By: PPAO
Monday, 29 March 2021
CITY OF MALOLOS - Bulacan has vaccinated 17,728 frontline workers against Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who belong in Priority Group A1 as per the resolution presented by the Interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (iNITAG) and the DOH Technical Advisory Group (DOH-TAG) since they began the program on March 8, 2021.

As of March 29, 2021, the province has administered 85.03% of the total allocation that is equivalent to 20,849 first doses, of which, 2,419 were Sinovac and 18,430 were AstraZeneca.

Gov. Daniel R. Fernando reminded the public that while they are following the approved prioritization framework of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Plan, they are doing their best to ensure that all Bulakenyos will be vaccinated against the deadly disease.

"Just when we finally started to vaccinate against COVD-19, medyo makakahinga na sana tayo, tsaka naman dumating 'yung mga bagong variant, kaya naman hindi talaga tayo pwedeng kumampante. Nakakatuwa na unti-unti nababakunahan na ang mga healthcare workers natin at sa awa ng Diyos matatapos din tayong bakunahan lahat, dahil ito naman talaga ay para sa lahat, hindi pwedeng may maiwan," Fernando said.

Based on the prioritization list, priority eligible group A are frontline health workers, indigent senior citizens, remaining senior citizens, remaining indigent population and uniformed personnel; while the group B includes teachers and social workers, other government workers, other essential workers outside health, socio-demographic groups at significantly higher risk other than indigent senior citizens and indigent population, OFWs, and other remaining workforce; and Priority Group C are all remaining Filipinos.

According to the daily operational report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, as of March 28, 2021, a total of 17,103 COVID-19 confirmed cases in Bulacan, none are probable and suspected cases while 13,672 recovered from the disease, there were 512 deaths.

Meanwhile, as per the World Health Organization, the Philippines has recorded 712,442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 13,159 deaths as of March 28, 2021 and as of March 19, 2021, a total of 292,667 vaccine doses have been administered.

Bulacan along with others in the NCR plus bubble that includes Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are now under a one-week enhanced community quarantine. ###

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