COVID Vaccination not just to protect self but Society–Bishop

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) official encourages the faithful who have not yet been vaccinated to participate in the government’s vaccination program.

In a video message posted by Most Rev. Marcelino Maralit, Chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Social Communications on his Facebook page, he asked the faithful to take part in the Bayanihan Bakunahan – National Vaccination Days program of the government.

“Kapag kayo po ay nakiisa sa vaccination program, hindi lamang po ninyo tinutulungan ang sarili ninyo, tinutulungan po ninyo ang lipunan natin. At dahil dito, tayo po’y nakikiisa din sa mga biyayang bigay sa atin ng Diyos,” Bishop Maralit said.

Bishop Maralit, who is also the Bishop of Boac, was recently diagnosed positive with COVID-19 virus. According to the Bishop, he is experiencing mild symptoms of the virus and is recovering in a hospital in Lucena, Quezon.

The CBCP official also stressed that he would have suffered more serious effects of COVID-19 had he not been vaccinated.

“Sa palagay ko po kung hindi ako na-vaccine or na-vaccinate ay baka hindi lang ho ganito ang dinaanan ko,” said Bishop Maralit

Meanwhile, the Bishop expressed his gratitude to all the medical frontliners who continue to assist in his immediate recovery.

“Malaking pasasalamat ko po sa lahat ng mga doktor, mga frontline workers natin, mga health workers na kung hindi dahil sa kanila ay hindi ko alam kung anong klaseng COVID ang aking kinaharap,” said Bishop Maralit.

According to the Department of Health, as of Nov. 30, 2021, there were already 2.5 million Filipinos who were vaccinated for COVID-19. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | File Photo of RCAM-AOC)


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