A total of 10,925 or 80.79 percent of police personnel of the Police Regional office 6 (PRO-6) have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Latest data of the PRO-6 showed 6,594 completed their recommended doses while 4,331 were waiting to get their second dose.
According to then PRO-6 spokesperson, Police Lieutenant Joem Malong, the remaining 2,598 personnel who have not yet vaccinated were mostly assigned to the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) who failed to get the vaccine from their respective local government units (LGUs).
However, Malong said the PRO-6 is hoping that by September, all policemen would be able to get the vaccines. The PRO-6 now has an ongoing vaccination. The Department of Health (DOH) delivered free anti-coronavirus jabs recently.
“We are thankful that the DOH sent us 8,000 doses of vaccines for our police. Need gid ‘na sang aton mga mga pulis kay frontliners nga daan sila kag damo aton pulis nga na-infect,” she said.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,236 police personnel contracted COVID-19, of whom 144 were active (as of Aug. 19), 1,088 recovered and four died. (Ruby Silubrico)/WDJ