Over 1,300 Inmates Vaccinated for Influenza at Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm
The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) reported that a total of 1,312 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm (SPPF) in Occidental Mindoro have received influenza vaccinations. In addition to the PDLs, 99 personnel and correction officer trainees at the facility have also been vaccinated.
According to BuCor, influenza and flu-like symptoms have been rampant and have consistently had the highest number of morbidity cases. To address this issue, the agency explained that the flu vaccinations were administered to personnel and PDLs to reduce the high number of individuals seeking medical attention and to lower the morbidity rate of influenza.
The vaccinations were carried out by the personnel of the SPPF hospital, under the leadership of C/T CInsp. Joey A. Belvis. The initiative was approved by the SPPF superintendent, C/Supt. Robert A. Veneracion, with the support of BuCor Director General, General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr.
The goal of the vaccination activity was to enhance the health programs at the prison and improve patient care. This effort aligns with BuCor’s commitment to the overall well-being of both the inmates and the facility personnel.