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Abra celebrates 104th Foundation as Covid 19 vaccines roll out start

ROLL OUT. The first batch of Sinovac Covid 19 vaccines of 365 doses arrived Sunday in Bangued, Abra as Gov. Jocelyn Bernos, 2nd left, has ordered the start of vaccination of health personnel today, March 8, on the eve of the celebration of Abra’s 104th foundation day. Photo from Abra Province Facebook page

BANGUED, Abra – The province is set to celebrate its 104th Foundation Day tomorrow with a somber yet memorable celebration as it kicked its vaccination effort today, March 8, during the celebration of Women’s Day.

Gov. Jocelyn Bernos will lead leaders of the province during a mass commemorating the 104th year of the province at the Saint James the Elder Cathedral here at 8 AM.

At 9 am, the governor will launch the Sagut ni Gov.Joy ken da Lolo ken Lola at the Bangued Sports Complex at 9AM.
At the same time at the Bangued Capitol grounds, the RFID sticker program starts that will run for two days.

March 9 has been declared a special working and no classes day in the province.

Republic Act 10774 signed into law by then president Benigno Aquino III has declared March 9 as such.

Meanwhile, vaccination drive has started in the province with the arrival of 365 doses of Sinovac Covid 19 vaccines last Sunday.

The first batch of vaccines were administered to health workers at the Abra Provincial Hospital, Bucay Municipal Hospital, Dolores Medicare and Community Hospital, La Paz District Hospital, Villaviciosa Medicare and Community Hospital, Valera Medical Clinic and St. Therese Wellness Center in Dolores.

Also on Sunday, the Provincial Health Office undertook a vaccination simulation with health workers and members of the Police Provincial Office.

On her Facebook page, Bernos thanked the Department of Health for the vaccines which she said will be for Abra health care workers.

“I am asthmatic and willing to be vaccinated but I will wait for my turn since we shall prioritize frontline health workers,” she wrote on her wall.

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