TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Apr 8 (PIA) – Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla on Wednesday announced that the provincial government has ordered three million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from US-based biotech firm Novavax to intensify the vaccination program of the national government.
In a recent Facebook post, Remulla said the the Novavax vaccines will be alloted for 1.5 million Caviteños aged 18 to 59 who are not included in the national government’s priority groups. He added that the vaccines which are expected to be delivered by July will be given to residents for free.
“We ordered 3,000,000 doses of NOVAVAX (US) para mapabakunahan ang may 1,500,000 na katao sa Cavite ng libre,” Remulla said.
“Ito ay para sa mga edad 18-59 years [old] lang.Ang senior citizens at indigents ang nasa first priority ng national government while ang healthy and productive including 18 [years old] below ay nasa huli pa,” the Cavite Governor added.
Remulla said that a total of P1.8 billion raised by the provincial and local government units will be used for the procurement of the vaccines. The budget, according to Remulla, would also cover the expenses for the logistics, storage, delivery and registration process.
Citing the importance and benefits of the vaccines, Remulla encouraged his constituents to trust the government’s vaccination program. Countering theories and false information about the vaccines, Remulla stressed that people should believe the medical and scientific evidences instead of relying to false claims and myths about the vaccines.
“We need the vaccine to bring a stop to COVID-19. Wala ring magagawa ang mga ‘quack’ na paniniwala. Throughout the modern history, the vaccine has long been proven to be effective in stopping the spread of pandemics,” Remulla stated.
“Getting yourself vaccinated will not bring about the end of the world. Rather, it may finally bring about the end of CoViD-19. So let us all choose to be free from this dreaded virus so that all of us can hold hands once again,” he added. (RBF)