151 undocumented Filipinos in Bahrain receive vaccine’s second dose
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
A total of 151 undocumented overseas Filipinos in the Kingdom of Bahrain have received their second dose of AstraZenica vaccine at Sitra Mall through the efforts of the Philippine Embassy under its vaccination programme dubbed as “Bakuna Para Kay Juan at Juana”. Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver, together with other Embassy officials and staff, were also present during the event to guide the recipients of the programme and assist them in their registration with the BeAware app of the Kingdom.
They were also reminded to follow required health protocols despite receiving the complete dose of the vaccine. The 151 undocumented OFs were among the 204 individuals who received their first dose during the launch of the vaccination programme on 12 June as part of the Embassy’s Kalayaan 2021 celebration.
Together with the second shot, the 151 individuals are now able to register in the comprehensive BeAware health app and avail of all features of the app including an electronic vaccination certificate (“green shield”) which is required for entry into office buildings, government institutions, malls, restaurants, schools, among others.
Besides having the protection against COVID-19, the “Bakuna Para Kay Juan at Juana” programme also aims to provide undocumented Filipinos a fighting chance in their quest to find employment in the Kingdom. The green shield or proof of having received the complete dose of COVID-19 vaccine is now one of the primary requirements of prospective employers in hiring a worker.