The local government of Las Piñas has completed administering the first dose of vaccines to over 425,000 individuals as of Friday, September 3.
Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar announced the total number of persons who have had their first dose exceeds the local government’s target population.
“We are happy to have achieved this milestone in our vaccination drive as we work together toward achieving herd immunity,” said Villar.
Villar added an intensive vaccine drive is ongoing to encourage more to get covered in the face of a more transmissible Delta variant.
Las Piñas has administered more than 637,359 jabs to date. They aim to administer more than 800,000 jabs and fully vaccinate the target population by the end of September.
Meanwhile, 10 residents won grocery items worth P5,000 each during the second monthly raffle of “May Bahay sa Bakuna,” an incentive program initiated by Villar that seeks to reward residents who get vaccinated. A house and lot from Bria Homes and 2 motorcycles will be awarded to lucky winners later this year.
Two winners were also given e-learning tablets with prepaid load.
“It is very important for as many Filipinos to get fully vaccinated as it not only protects themselves, their families, but will also help the recovery of our economy” – Rep. Villar said.