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1,299 Aetas vaccinated
CLARK FREEPORT – Clark Development Authority led by Gen. Manuel Gaerlan (ret.) has launched the “TurukansaClark” which vaccinated a total of 1,299 Aeta residents in the area.
Eric Jimenez, manager of Clark Development Corp. (CDC) communications division, said the Aetas recently received immunization against the COVID-19 in a series of vaccination activities organized by CDC.
Jimenez said Aetas from Sitio Monicayo in Bgy. Calumpang, Bgy. Marcos Village and Bgy. Macapagal Village in Mabalacat City were given their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
He added that immunizations were given to workers and residents of the freeport and its surrounding communities as part of the National Vaccination Day which took place from November 29 to December 1.
The vaccination activities were organized by the CDC Health and Sanitation Division (HSD) in collaboration with the CDC Corporate Social Responsibility and Placement Division and the Mabalacat City local government).
Meanwhile, the Clark Vaccination Team Head Physician Dr. Jenna De Leon Sison and Dr. Justine Flavier led the vaccination for the indigenous peoples residing in the said barangays.
They were joined and assisted by nurses Jonalyn Garcia, Mae Daes, Darwin Garcia, Paul Siasico, and Ricky Manaloto.
Barangay Kagawad Ruby Queddeng and other barangay officials also supported the said initiative of CDC in order to reach more Aeta communities nearby.
The CDC HSD Team will also be conducting pediatric vaccination at Bgy. Macapagal Village on December 7 to immunize more children who are also vulnerable to the COVID-19.
Prior to this, CDC has initially launched the “#TurukanSaClark” immunization drive held at the Comercio Central Park, Clark Polytechnic Hall, and Alpha Aviation Group’s Gym in Clark.
The state-owned firm hopes to conduct more inoculation activities in the future to vaccinate more people and to attain herd immunity in this freeport and its neighboring communities.