DENR employees receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
More than 200 employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here have already received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, through the massive rollout of the Resbakuna program for government employees in Pampanga.
Paquito Moreno, Jr., executive director of DENR in Region 3, said efforts of the local government units to secure vaccines for essential government workers were fundamental to safeguard the health and protection of employees, especially those who usually go on ground to do environmental monitoring and patrolling.
"We cannot forego the value of getting vaccinated during this time of pandemic, especially for our environmental frontliners who do daily works on field," Moreno said.
He also expressed his sincere appreciation to Governor Dennis Pineda of Pampanga for his initiative to organize a vaccination program for personnel of national government agencies.
To date, 141 employees from DENR provincial and community offices across the region have already been vaccinated.
Moreno stressed that the DENR supports the national effort to contain the spread of the virus and to encourage more Filipinos to be vaccinated.
Based on the latest record of the World Health Organization, more than six million vaccines have been administered in the Philippines. (-30-)