Covid-infected bishop asks unvaccinated to get jabs

Covid-infected bishop asks unvaccinated to get jabs

By CBCP News

November 29, 2021

Manila, Philippines

A Catholic bishop who got infected with coronavirus encouraged the unvaccinated people to avail of the vaccination programs offered by the government.

In a video message from his hospital bed in Lucena, Quezon on Monday, Bishop Marcelino Antonio Maralit of Boac urged the public to particularly join the ongoing National Vaccination Days.

“Get vaccinated, not only for you but also for your loved ones,” Maralit said.

“When you join the vaccination program, you are not only helping yourself, you are helping our society,” he said.

The 52-year-old bishop also assured the public that he is recovering well and attributed his mild condition of Covid-19 to the vaccine.

“It is very difficult to get Covid and I am one of the witnesses to it,” he added as he thanked the doctors and health workers who took care of him and others who are sick.

The national vaccination days started on November 29 and will continue until December 1.

The government is targeting to vaccinate at least 15 million Filipinos during the three-day program dubbed “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” Day.

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