92-year-old insists on getting 2nd booster shot during PinasLakas launching in Calasiao

Calasiao, Pangasinan—Mrs. Pacita S. Jovellanos, a 92-year-old resident of Poblacion West in the town of Calasiao, Pangasinan, was one of the senior citizens who received her second booster shot during the PinasLakas Launching Activity held at the Calasiao Sports Complex on September 16, 2022.

According to her daughter, who accompanied her in her wheelchair to the vaccination center, her mother is very persistent to get her second booster to complete her vaccination.

“Sabi ng gobyerno natin kailangan ang kumpletong bakuna upang mas ligtas tayo sa Covid kaya ako nagpursiging magpunta dito. Ito lang ang tanging maitutulong ko upang hindi na kumalat pa ang Covid dito sa Calasiao,” Jovellanos said during the vaccination.

Jovellanos was properly attended and examined by health workers before being given the Pfizer vaccine.

Calasiao has boostered a total of 2,400 (78 percent) senior citizens, and 22,000 (16 percent) individuals already received their first booster shot.

There are also six active Covid cases recorded.

DOH-Ilocos Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco expressed her gratitude to Jovellanos for her courage and support, and she also encouraged residents to emulate her selfless deed and get their free booster shots now to strengthen their protection against Covid.

“Nagpapasalamat din po kami sa suporta ng Calasiao LGU sa ating bakunahan at hinihingi rin po naming tulungan n’yo po kaming makamit ang ating layunin na mabakunahan ang lahat upang makabalik na tayo sa ating nakagawiang normal na pamumuhay na walang takot at pangamba na tayo ay tatamaan ng sakit na Covid,” Sydiongco said.

The PiñasLakas launching in Calasiao was set for the whole day and catered to the students, government and private employees and children ages five years old and above.

The Provincial DOH Office together with the municipal health office of Calasiao vaccinated around 200 target individuals from five years old and above.