Press Release/4 August 2022
Department of Health (DOH) Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario S. Vergeire, Assistant Secretary Nestor F. Santiago, DOH IVA Assistant Regional Director Leda M. Hernandez, and other DOH Officials, visited the COVID-19 Vaccination sites in Ecozone Areas in the province of Cavite on August 03, 2022.
The DOH Officials first visited the EMI-Yazaki in Imus, Cavite, welcomed by the Company President, Mr. Nobuhiro Kato, and Imus City Mayor Alex L. Advincula. During the visit, OIC Vergeire toured the vaccination site of the factory, where about 100 employees received their 1st and 2nd booster dose. DOH Team also visited the Hayakawa Electronic Philippines Corp. in Rosario, Cavite, and received by its Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Takashi Kawano, a total of 925 employees, received their booster doses during the visit.
In her media interview, OIC Vergeire lauded the COVID-19 Vaccination efforts of the two (2) biggest automotive component manufacturers in the province of Cavite. As of posting, 99% of the workforce of EMI-Yazaki have received their primary series and 1st booster dose, while Hayakawa Electronic Philippines Corp. is at 40%.
The visit aims to strengthen partnerships with the private sector to contribute to the government’s overall target of providing booster doses to 90% of those who have received their primary doses, especially the A2 population under President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr’s ‘PinasLakas’ Campaign.
“This is a big workplace (EMI-Yazaki), Sa kanilang 9,000 plus employees, they have 99% fully vaccinated. Ang kailangan lang talaga ay ma-encourage pa natin ang kanilang mga empleyado for their booster shots,” OIC Vergeire emphasized in an interview during her visit at the vaccination site of EMI-Yazaki in Imus, Cavite on August 3, 2022.
As of August 01, 2022, DOH CALABARZON recorded a total of 10,505, 816 fully vaccinated individuals; 2, 750, 216 (47%) received their 1st booster, and 213, 438 (8%) got their 2nd booster. Under the ‘PinasLakas’ Campaign, DOH aims to give booster doses to a total of 3, 136, 056 A2 population in CALABARZON.
EMI-Yakazi, President, Mr. Nobuhiro Kato (2nd from left), Imus City Mayor Alex L. Advincula (2nd from right) DOH CALABARZON Assistant Regional Director Leda M. Hernandez (left) observe as DOH Officer-in-charge Maria Rosario S. Vergeire (right) administer a booster shot to an employee during the monitoring visit of the latter at the vaccination site of EMI-Yazaki in Aguinaldo hi-way, Anabu IIA, Imus Cavite on August 3, 2022.
DOH) Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario S. Vergeire, together with Assistant Secretary Nestor F. Santiago, DOH IVA Assistant Regional Director Leda M. Hernandez, and other DOH Officials, observe as Dr. Carlos M. Cofreros check the blood pressure of Mr. Takashi Kawano, Chief Executive Officer & President of Hayakawa Electronics (center), before receiving his booster dose as part of the screening procedure during the PinasLakas Vaccination at Hayakawa Electronics Philippines Corp. in Rosario, Cavite on August 3, 2022.
DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario S. Vergeire (2nd from right) and EMI-Yazaki, President, Mr. Nobuhiro Kato (right) during the monitoring visit at the vaccination site of the factory in Aguinaldo hi-way, Anabu IIA, Imus Cavite on August 3, 2022.