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Brand & Business: Manila Central Post Office workers, one of the first to achieve Covid-19 herd immunity status

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) with the assistance from the Office of the Manila City Health Department has now vaccinated almost 100 percent of its target group in Metro Manila, making it even safer to transact business.

Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio takes the Covid-19 second dose of the Vaccine. He urged all Assistant Postmaster Generals and Area Directors nationwide to get their employees vaccinated.

More than 600 Post Office workers, including letter carriers, cashiers,  and security guards, have already received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine last June 18. The second round went smoothly and achieved the same results, with vaccinations completed on July 16. Around 50% of its postal workers nationwide have been vaccinated.

Given their work on the frontlines of Covid-19 pandemic, Post Office workers and letter carriers have been prioritized to get their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

Postmaster General and CEO Norman N. Fulgencio with Dra. Estelita Bangate, Head of Medical Team from Manila. He thanked the medical team in facilitating the vaccination for postal workers.

Postmaster General Norman “Mr. Postman” Fulgencio thanked President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health Christopher “Bong” Go, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso,  Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force against Covid-19 and Secretary Vivencio Dizon, Deputy Chief Implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 for continuously supporting the country’s pandemic responses especially for government postal workers.

Postmaster General Fulgencio urged all Post Office Assistant Postmaster Generals’ and Area Directors to immediately take the shot and help achieve 100% vaccination nationwide.

Herd immunity (also called community immunity) protects people who are not immune to a disease.

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