Bangsamoro Region

Army troopers in C. Mindanao get anti-Covid jabs

IMMUNIZED. Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, the 6th Infantry Division commander, gets his first dose of Sinovac anti-Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday afternoon (March 10, 2021) at Camp Siongco in Barangay Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. The military officials’ vaccination signaled the start of immunization for the 6ID troopers stationed in Central Mindanao on Thursday (March 11, 2021). (Photo courtesy of 6ID)

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao: Soldiers belonging to the Army’s 6th Infantry Division here started to line-up Thursday to get their first dose of anti-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines.

This, as Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, the 6ID commander, had himself vaccinated with Sinovac jab on Wednesday afternoon to show the men and women in uniform that the vaccine is safe.

Uy received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Camp Siongco Station Hospital here as administered by physicians from the Maguindanao – Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO).

“As your commander, I lead in receiving the vaccine to show you that the vaccines are safe and will protect us against our unseen enemy – the Covid-19,” Uy said here Thursday.

He said all soldiers under the 6ID are included in the list of front-liners and must receive the immunization.

“It (vaccination) may be optional on the part of every trooper but there is the need to protect yourselves from the virus as you carry out your duties in serving the people and in addressing the current pandemic threat,” he said.

More so, Uy said the 6ID is supporting the information dissemination of all local government units within Central Mindanao in addressing the issues, concerns, and apprehension of the populace on the vaccination program.

“To our people, let us support the national government’s call to help put an end to the spread of the virus,” Uy said. 

(Edwin Fernandez/PNA/SRNY/RSP)

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