Soroptimist International donates Covid-19 vaccine to Fernandinas

VACCINE FOR FERNANDINAS. City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago, City Administrator Atty. Atlee Viray, Council of Women head Dr. Leticia Yap and Soroptimist International of Pampanga President Michelle De Lantar flash the Fernandino First sign after signing Monday, March 8, the pledge of donation between the LGU and Soroptimist to immunize 100 Fernandinas to protect them from Covid-19. (Chris Navarro)

IN LINE with the City of San Fernando's celebration of International Women's Day, the Soroptimist International of Pampanga (SIP) has pledged to donate 200 doses of vaccines for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to the City Government.

SIP Past Federation Director Dr. Leticia Yap said a total of 100 Fernandinas will receive two doses of Astrazeneca vaccines under the said program, which is in partnership with Tomasinong Kapampangan group.

"There will be a list of prioritized beneficiaries which includes women members of 4Ps and others that will be identified by the City Government," Yap said.

She said the vaccines are expected to arrive and be administered to the beneficiaries by the second quarter of the year.

Mayor Edwin Santiago, meanwhile, expressed gratitude to SIP for their continuous support and assistance to the programs of the City Government.

He said such programs show how the City, both public and private sector, values the role of the women in the community.

"Pandemic or not, SIP and our other partners from the private sector have been very supportive of our projects, especially for women," he said.

Santiago also said that the vaccines that will be donated by SIP will be of big help in the City's fight against Covid-19.

"We all know the role of the mothers, grandmothers and all the women to protect their families from Covid-19 and this priority given to them by SIP in the administration of vaccine is our way of protecting them also," the mayor said.


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