/ 19 November 2021

THE PHILIPPINE Red Cross on Thursday vaccinated more than 400 students and faculty members of the University of the East-Manila.

“As schools will conduct limited face-to-face classes anytime now, we have to vaccinate more people as they are also at risk,” PRC chairman and chief executive officer Sen. Richard ‘Dick’  Gordon said.

With the implementation of Alert Level 2 and the beginning of face-to-face classes, the PRC will continue to boost its support in responding to the Covid19 pandemic.

“We will continue with our unwavering commitment to vaccinate more people against Covid19. In this way, people can now safely go back to work and their schools, we can open up the economy and help end the Covid19 pandemic,” Gordon said.

In a letter addressed to the PRC, Raymond Raph Cayabyab, the president of the University Student Council of the University of the East – Manila, expressed his profound gratitude for the PRC’s vaccination program.

“This initiative of your institution would be of big help not only to our community but to their families and the society as a whole,” said Cayabyab.

“We are one with the Red Cross of the Philippines in its mission to keep people safe, most especially during these difficult times brought about by the Covid19 pandemic,” he added.

In August 2021, the PRC Bakuna Bus drove to another university and the Philippine General Hospital in Manila to vaccinate 300 individuals.

The Bakuna Bus will also be deployed in the Batangas State University in Batangas City, Cavite State University, Indang and St. Dominic College in Cavite, and St. Louie College Mandaue, Cebu to inoculate more students.