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Pangasinan extends testing hours

The local government unit of the town of San Marcelino has conducted its own mobile vaccination, the first in the province of Zambales. A total of 150 individuals were jabbed with a single dose against Covid-19.

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — To accommodate the growing number of Pangasinenses who want to be tested for Covid-19, the Pangasinan Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory extended their operational hours from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The new hours have allowed double shifting, and has expedited the Covid-19 RT-PCR testing, providing test results within six hours from being swabbed.

According to Provincial Health Officer Anna Teresa de Guzman, the laboratory is also accepting walk-in clients who want to avail the RT-PCR test, with having a more affordable price of P3,800 from the usual P5,500 per test.

The laboratory can be found inside the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital in San Carlos City.

Meanwhile, the local government unit of the town of San Marcelino has conducted its own mobile vaccination, the first in the province of Zambales. A total of 150 individuals were jabbed with a single dose against Covid-19.

These 150 individuals composed of residents of barangays San Rafael and Rabanes wherein 73 are part of the priority group A2, while 77 are part of the priority group A3 or those with comorbidity.

According to Municipal Information Officer Jeffrey Paulo, the aim of the mobile vaccination campaign is to provide an orderly, safe, and speedy vaccination roll-out in the town of San Marcelino.

Due to the mobile vaccination campaign, the town recorded the highest number of individuals that were vaccinated against Covid-19 in just one day. Last week, 439 individuals were vaccinated wherein 150 of them were from mobile vaccination while 289 were jabbed at the Municipal Vaccination Center.

In total, there are now 4,267 individuals vaccinated in San Marcelino, with 2,480 of them have gotten their first dose, while the remaining 1,787 are fully vaccinated.

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