Police all set for transport of Covid-19 vaccines

THE Central Luzon police force are all set to perform their duty of ensuring the safe and speedy transport of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines from China's Sinovac Biotech that have started to arrive on March 4, 2021.

Police Regional Office-Central Luzon Director Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon said all their units are fully prepared for their duties under Philippine National Police's security plan dubbed "Oplan Caduceus."

"Oplan Caduceus," which sets forth the security and public safety guidelines and procedures undertaken by the Philippine National Police, is comprised of three task groups on cold chain and logistics management, immunization program, and demand generation and communication.

"Several meetings, tabletop and simulation exercises were conducted to guarantee the smooth and organized transport of the vaccine shipment to the storage facilities and distribution hubs during the vaccine rollout," De Leon said.

Under the said program, police are tasked to escort the transport of vaccines to prevent criminal elements and other threat groups from taking advantage.

Deployment of police on vaccine hubs will also be done to assist health workers in administering COVID-19 vaccines to recipients.

Aside from their duties under "Oplan Caduceus," De Leom said Central Luzon is also bolstering its information campaign on "Bakunation" to assure its personnel including the public to avail of the Covid-19.


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