“Being vaccinated is way better than being swabbed”

ALABEL, Sarangani  – Glyv Amyr Brion (seated right), 13, says getting inoculated “is way better than being swabbed” after he got his first dose of Pfizer vaccine on November 11 during the inoculation drive of Covid—19 shots for pediatric group or those aged 12 to 17 years old at the Sarangani Provincial Hospital (SPH). Seated on the left side is Zoe Dela Cruz, 12. Glyv Amyr is the son of Dr. Aileen Brion (2nd from right, standing) SPH chief of hospital, while Zoe is the daughter of Girlie Dela Cruz, SPH administrative officer. Both were the firsts to be inoculated among the dependents of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and SPH-based workers. After 30 minutes of observation, both turned fine and did not display any adverse effect. Maria Razel Bustria, National Immunization Program (NIP) provincial coordinator, said the main goal of rolling out the vaccination to the younger population is to mitigate the spread of “Covid-19 through achieving a 70% herd immunity. At mapababa ‘yung kaso ng mga namamatay na ang sanhi ay Covid 19.” Bustria also said the inoculation activity is part of the preparation for the limited face-to-face classes. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin Alejandro (extreme left) and Board Member Irish Louie Arnado-Beñola, Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on health chairperson, also graced the activity. The inoculation drive among the pediatric group continued on November 15 at the Capitol gym. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)


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