Monday, November 29, 2021

Caritas PH calls for solidarity ahead of national vax days

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THE humanitarian and advocacy arm of the Catholic Church in the Philippines called on Friday, November 26, for solidarity among all Filipinos for the three-day National Vaccination Days next week.

In a statement, Caritas Philippines head Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo said it is imperative for everyone to come together for the three-day national vaccination drive regardless of their political allegiances.

"We need to make the most of this coming together. Let no issue, political or otherwise, ruin this beautiful fraternal solidarity,” said Bagaforo.

Caritas Philippines executive secretary Fr. Tony Labiao said even the Catholic Church is not excluded in the activity, as it wants to continue to help the country attain population protection from coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

“Aside from opening our facilities as vaccination areas, the church volunteers and other resources were offered to the Department of Health and the local government units in full support of the program,” said Labiao.

“We will continue to do so until all is done with our vaccination program,” he added.

Caritas Philippines' statement came ahead of the National Vaccination Days set from November 29 to December 1, 2021.

The event seeks to vaccinate at least 15 million Filipinos during the three-day run. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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