TV host Bianca Gonzalez turned emotional after getting her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Independence Day.
Gonzalez expressed her gratitude for finally getting her first dose, as per her Instagram post yesterday, June 12, where she shared some photos of her vaccination day.
“’Happy Independence Day’ takes a whole new meaning for me today,” she said. “As soon as I found out that our industry falls under the A4 category, I tried my luck and signed up online! And I was so happy to get my slot today in the Ateneo de Manila vaccination site.” she said.
For Gonzalez, it was an “emotional moment.”
“[After] everything everyone has been through this past year, eto na (here it is), the light at the end of the tunnel and our hope of getting through this,” she added.
Gonzalez stated that the website she signed up on was app.ezconsult.io and the process was very quick.
“I spoke with some workmates too, the tip is to try to log on the site during odd hours; I even have a friend who checked the site at 630AM and found a slot the very same day,” she shared.
Gonzalez arrived at the vaccination site at 8 a.m. and found it organized, with the staff being very helpful and every step done in an orderly fashion. The TV host got Sinovac vaccine and she is happy and confident about it.
“In the venue, there were around 4 to 5 stations to get the shot, so the line moved pretty fast. When my turn came for the jab, it was quick and painless,” she narrated. Gonzalez commended the health worker who administered the vaccine as having a light hand and “who does 300 shots a day.”
Gonzalez was asked to wait for 15 minutes to see if there would be allergic reactions. She was given a vaccination card upon being cleared.
“I got most emotional looking at my card,” Gonzalez recalled. “The past months, I would see those around me na Senior or A3 getting their doses, and I could not help but feel, ‘Sana ako din.’ (I hope I get vaccinated too.) Our [helpers] at home got theirs too because they are A3 (with co-morbidities),” she said.
Gonzalez convinced the public to be vaccinated, “When you do get the chance to sign up for a vaccine, please do so.” JB