At 82, Manobo woman walks through mountain road to get jabbed

The 82-year-old Manobo breezed through the 6-kilometer stretch of rough and sloping road from her home to the vaccination site in the mountainous village of Kinawayan, and back. Read:

1/21/2022 4:13:00 AM

The 82-year-old Manobo breezed through the 6-kilometer stretch of rough and sloping road from her home to the vaccination site in the mountainous village of Kinawayan, and back. Read:

KIDAPAWAN CITY—For Anatacia Alferez, 82, there is no mountain so high, no road so difficult that she could not conquer just to get the second COVID-19 vaccine dose that the local government

Alferez, a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, said she was keen on completing her vaccine doses so that in case she gets infected, she would be protected against severe disease or even death.She said she understood what experts had often repeated that the vaccine could not stop infection but it could protect against the severity of the disease and probable death.

Although she was accompanied by her four grandchildren to the village elementary school that served as vaccination site, she walked far ahead of the younger ones on her way home after receiving the vaccine.“I am used to it. Since I was young, we have been walking from home to school and even to our farm on the other side of the mountain,” she said.

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Pag gusto may paraan, pag ayaw maraming dahilan Maybe this is why not enough Filipinos are getting vaccinated? Rest In Peace 🪦🪦🪦 salamat po sa trust sa ntfcovid19ph for better and build a better future sonnyangara Whoah.. I really admire her physical strength at that age... sanaol kapag umabot man sa ganyan edad... Sa mga uncertain o tamad magpa bakuna. What’s your excuse!?

The government needs to do more in reaching out for people to get jabbed. For people who are working in manual labor, the TV ads are not enough. Show up at their work place on the streets. Last mile delivery of services matters. Ay hala, tapos papagawa lng ulit ng Lapulapu na statue kasi annoyed si Dutz. Eh di pang pave na lang sana ng roads

DOHgovph 🤦‍♀️ She deserves more than a jab! Give her some $$$ incentive! I am Vaxxed and I doubbt i could have done what this beautiful lady is and she is half a century older!

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