About 5,499 Bataeñosreceived their jabs during the first day of the “Bayanihan Bakunahan sa Barangay” program of the provincial government.
It includes individuals who received their first, second, and booster dose.
Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III said the initiative aims to address the increasing COVID-19 cases in the province by ramping-up the vaccination drive.
Garcia emphasized that this along with other programs of the Capitol is anchored on the goal of Bataan to achieve the highest human development index in the country.
The provincial government targets to vaccinate about 14,277 individuals from July 20-23 and July 25.
To encourage more individuals to take their jabs, the Capitol will give incentives to those who will get their vaccines during the mentioned dates through a raffle draw in all vaccination centers.
There will be 20 winners of laptops; 20 winners of tablets; 60 winners of P10,000; 100 winners of P5,000; and 200 winners of P2,000. (CLJD/CASB-PIA 3)