Bangsamoro journos, kin get vaccinated vs. COVID-19

COTABATO CITY – Medical workers of The Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MoH-BARMM) have administered coronavirus vaccines on 44 journalists and their family members upon request of their newly formed media group.

Twenty (20) members of the Bangsamoro Press Corps (BPC) and 24 of their immediately relatives received the first dose of Sinovac vaccine at the lobby of the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC) of the BARMM government seat here on Wednesday, July 29.

A team of physicians and nurses administered the inoculations on instruction of MoH Minister Bashary Latiph and Director General Amirel Usman, who were earlier requested by BPC President Ali Macabalang for possible provision of COVID-19 preventive services for media workers.

BPC Treasurer Ella Dayawan and second Secretary Crizbelle May Lorenzon arranged with the MoH officialdom the SKCC as a venue for the inoculation.

SKCC is the same venue where the BPC was organized last April 17 and it pioneer officers, board of directors and members were inducted to office on July 3 by Undersecretary Joel Sys Egco, head of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS).

Among those inoculated with Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine was the elderly mother of BPC Vice President for Print, John M. Unson. 

The just inoculated 44 persons will receive their second dozes on Aug. 24 and 25, it was learned.(ALI G. MACABALANG)


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