Even with the new normal slowly but surely setting into the mainstream of Philippine society, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is not taking any chances when it comes to the wellness of its own people.
On Friday, the MMDA pursued its COVID-19 vaccination campaign called “PinasLakas sa Booster” to ensure that all employees and their family members, along with their relatives get the booster shots.
MMDA acting chair Romando Artes, Department of Health officer-in-charge Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, and Department of the Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Lopez De Leon were on hand to oversee the inoculation drive.
The “PinasLakas” vaccination program aims to cover 120 employees daily and their families and relatives to provide extra protection against the coronavirus.
According to Artes, the vaccination program is meant to further boost the immunity of employees particularly those who are always outside.
“The agency currently has 8,480 employees 8,348 or 99.9 percent of whom were given both the first and second booster jabs, Artes said.
The MMDA chief reminded the public that the threat of COVID-19 is still present despite the relaxation of health protocols, adding that everyone should still continue to observe basic health protocols such as washing of the hands.
In May, the MMDA also joined other agencies and local government units in declaring full support to the Department of Health’s “Sabay SaVaxx Kontra COVID” campaign.
As part of the MMDA’s initiatives, the agency deployed mobile vaccination drives in key areas where people frequented such as shopping malls and transport terminals.
The agency also rolled out its own “Resbakuna Kids” drive to help augment Metro Manila’s respective pediatric vaccination campaigns.