CITY OF MALOLOS– The Province of Bulacan was hailed as one of the Best Performing Local Government Units in terms of Total Doses Administered on the National Vaccination Days during the Recognition of the Best Performing Local Government Units on Safety Seal Certification Program, VaxCertPH Program, and National Vaccination Day held at the Main Mall Atrium, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City last Monday.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, through a recorded message, congratulated the recognized LGUs for their efforts to instill a healthier and safer Philippines.
“This distinction attests to local leaders’ commitment to safeguarding the health and overall wellbeing of our citizens. May you inspire other LGUs to work even harder in promoting the welfare of the general public including tourists visiting our country,” the president said.
Testing Czar and Presidential Adviser for COVID-19 Response Secretary Vivencio Dizon shared that the Philippines have administered more than 140 million doses of vaccines throughout the country. Also, he announced that 65 million Filipinos are fully vaccinated and 12 million received booster shots.
“We have seen that the vaccination program was really the game changer. If we did not come together as one, we would not be here today. Dapat nating pasalamatan ang ating mga kapwa Pilipino, lalo na ang mga nagpabakuna,” Dizon said.
Meanwhile, Governor Daniel R. Fernando thanked the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the National Task Force on COVID-19 for the distinction and said that the province will continue to encourage Bulakenyos to get vaccinated.
“Lubos po ang ating pasasalamat sa pagkilalang ating natanggap. Makakaasa po ang ating pamahalaang nasyunal na patuloy ang ating suporta sa kanilang mga programa at proyekto lalo na para ito sa kapakanan ng ating mga kalalawigan,” the governor said.
As of March 21, 2022, the Province of Bulacan has administered a total of 4,861,249 doses of COVID vaccines. From this number, 2,217,883 Bulakenyos or 73.59% of the Eligible Population are already fully vaccinated, while 502,592 have received booster doses.