The Department of Health (DOH) launched the “PINASLAKAS” campaign that intends to administer booster shots to 50% of the country’s eligible population within the first 100 days of the Marcos presidency. 

Authorities are eyeing to administer boosters to 23.8 million people. The drive was launched at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).

The campaign also plans to immunize 90% of the senior citizen population. 

DOH OIC Maria Rosario Vergeire said the recently launched vaccination drive is aligned with the plans of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to bring essential health services closer to Filipinos.

Covid-19 vaccines will be available in workplaces, factories, schools, places of worship, plazas, malls, and transport terminals. 

“Sa pagtanggap ng booster makapag-hanapbuhay tayong lahat nang mas ligtas, maaaring magsimula or manatiling bukas ang negosyo, mas magiging ligtas ang pagbabalik eskwela ng ating mga anak, manunumbalik ang turismo, makasasamba at maitutuloy na ang gawaing pananampalataya,” Vergeire said.

“Mababawasan ang pangamba sa paggamit ng public transport, at matutugunan ang iba pang usaping pangkalusugan dahil bababa ang mga kaso at mababawasan ang pasan ng healthcare facilities at workers,” she added.

Latest government data showed that 71.5 million people have already completed vaccination against Covid-19, while 15.9 million received boosters. 


Ronald Espartinez