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1,094 PNP medical frontliners get Sinovac jabs
PNP deputy chief for administration Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the 209 medical frontliners on Friday took the jabs developed by Chinese drug firm Sinovac Biotech.
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1,094 PNP medical frontliners get Sinovac jabs

Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 1,094 healthcare frontliners of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of yesterday.

PNP deputy chief for administration Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the 209 medical frontliners on Friday took the jabs developed by Chinese drug firm Sinovac Biotech.

Nine experienced mild adverse side effects such as headache, skin rashers, palpitation and dizziness since the PNP started its vaccination program last Monday. Eleazar said these symptoms are minor and did not require hospitalization.

At least 1,268 PNP medical frontliners have expressed willingness to be inoculated with Chinese vaccines. The government has increased the allocation of vaccines to the police force from 800 to 1,200 doses.

A total of 11,613 PNP members have contracted COVID-19 since last year. Thirty-one died while 11,037 or 95.04 percent of the patients recovered from the disease.

At least 545 other police personnel are still battling COVID-19 in hospitals and quarantine facilities.

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