The Province of Pangasinan recorded a total of 240,999 vaccinated individuals for the three-day National COVID-19 Vaccination covering almost 55% of the 439,371 administered jabs in the whole Region 1.
Likewise, the Region 1 ranked first among all regions in the country in terms of the vaccination progress with a total of 439, 371 individuals inoculated, or 320% higher than its target of 127,547.
“Ngayon ay muli tayong nagtala ng record-high dito sa tatlong araw na pagbabakuna laban sa COVID dahil ang Probinsya po ng Pangasinan ay ang pinakamataas na nag-contribute among the provinces ng Region 1. Ang Region 1 din ay ranking number 1 sa buong bansa para sa three-day target natin na magpabakuna,” said Provincial Health Officer Anna Maria Teresa De Guzman.
The Provincial Government of Pangasinan under the stewardship of Governor Amado I. Espino III went full throttle for the National COVID-19 Vaccination in different areas in the province from November 29 to December 1.
With the goal to achieve herd immunity in the whole country, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed the Proclamation No. 1253 or the Declaring 29 November to 01 December 2021 as Bayanihan, Bakunahan National COVID-19 Vaccination Days.
Based on Department of Health-Region 1 records, Pangasinan logged a total of 89,932 administered jabs on the first day, 73,562 on the second day, and 77,505 on the third day.
“Ang ating provincial government ay isinulong at sinuportahan ang ating National Vaccination Days. Bumuo ng iba’t-ibang grupo o mobile team para tumulong sa ating mga local government units, particularly para abutin ang mga far-flung areas at geographically-isolated areas,” Dr. De Guzman said.
The Provincial Government of Pangasinan through the Provincial Health Office extended its service to different areas in Pangasinan to accommodate more Pangasinenses including: Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center in Lingayen; Barangay Tawin Tawin, Brgy. Lucap and Brgy. Poblacion in Alaminos City; Brgy. Sawat and Brgy. Gueteb in Urbiztondo; Robinsons Place Pangasinan in Calasiao; Barangay Cato in Infanta; Barangay Poblacion in Bugallon; Barangay Camaley in Binmaley; Urdaneta City; Brgy. Poblacion in Agno; Brgy. Olo and Brgy. Bunlalacao in Mangatarem; and Sta. Barbara.
Dr. De Guzman said that through the intensified efforts of the Provincial Government, together with different partner agencies and private sectors, Pangasinan draws nearer to achieve herd immunity in the province.
As of the December 3 report of the PHO, Pangasinan reached 69% or 1,519,578 vaccinated individuals for first dose, while 37.9% or 833,826 individuals have been fully-vaccinated among the total eligible population in Pangasinan.
“Sa pagtutulungan ng lahat ng stakeholders, ating naitaas ang bilang ng mga nabakunahan dito sa Pangasinan. Halos abot-kamay na natin ang 70% para sa first dose at 50% para sa fully-vaccinated,” said Dr. De Guzman.
On behalf of Governor Espino, Dr. De Guzman also extended her gratitude towards the partners of the Provincial Government for the vaccination rollout including private enterprises, men and women in uniform, and hospitals which provided logistic support.
Dr. Guzman said, “Sa aming mga kasangga sa usaping programang pangkalusugan, muli kaming nagpapasalamat sa mga oras, talento at sakripisyo, na patuloy ninyong ipinagkakaloob para sa mga kababayan natin sa Pangasinan.”
The Provincial Health Officer assured that the Provincial Government of Pangasinan will continue its vaccination drive to further assist other local government units in the province.
“Pagkatapos ng National Vaccination Days ay patuloy na magbubukas pa rin ang vaccination centers sa ating mga local government units. Ganoon din po sa ating PHO bakuna center. Ipagpapatuloy ng ating mobile team ang pagtulong sa mga LGU,” said Dr. De Guzman.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Government, through the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force, is also gearing up for proactive response against the threat of the new COVID-19 variant – Omicron that has already affected other countries. /PJES