More provinces get Sinovac vaccines
Sinovac vaccines from China, which arrived at the Laguindingan airport in Cagayan de Oro City yesterday, are loaded into a refrigerated van in this photo courtesy of the city information office.

More provinces get Sinovac vaccines

Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — More provinces received their supply of Sinovac vaccines from China yesterday.

At least 17,400 doses for Northern Mindanao arrived at the Laguindingan airport in Cagayan de Oro City.

An additional 21,600 doses arrived at the airport in this city at around 7 a.m.

At least 12,000 and 4,000 doses of the vaccines were delivered to Legazpi City and Cotabato City, respectively.

This city, which received an initial 16,000 doses on Wednesday, will roll out its vaccination program today at the Southern Philippines Medical Center.

The vaccine rollout in Cebu City was held at the Vicente Sotto Medical Center yesterday.

In Ilocos, 14,400 doses of Sinovac vaccines were brought to the cold storage facility of the Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health and Development regional office in San Fernando, La Union.

DOH regional director Valeriano Lopez said 7,000 health workers would be initially inoculated.

In Negros Occidental, 3,200 doses of Sinovac vaccines were alloted for the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Hospital and Riverside Medical Center in Bacolod City.

Meanwhile, in Bulacan, Mayors Ferdie Estrella of Baliwag and Maria Rosarioi Ochoa-Montejo of Pulilan allocated funds for the procurement of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines.

In Bataan, 2,736 frontline workers have registered for the vaccination program. – Ramon Efren Lazaro, Ric Sapnu, Gilbert Bayoran, Raymund Catindig

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