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Cebu health care workers who got jab report no serious effects
More employees have also consented to the inoculation. Initially, from around 600 before the actual rollout, the number of those who have signed up is now over 2,000, about half of which has already been vaccinated.

Cebu health care workers who got jab report no serious effects

Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  If the growing number of healthcare workers is a gauge, confidence in the Sinovac vaccine is now gaining traction in Cebu as more doctors and health care workers of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center have been inoculated, and many more have signed up for the vaccination.

In VSMMC’s latest count, the total HCWs given the vaccine now reach 1,075.

More employees have also consented to the inoculation. Initially, from around 600 before the actual rollout, the number of those who have signed up is now over 2,000, about half of which has already been vaccinated.

No serious adverse effects have been reported so far. Some 41 experienced adverse effects.

Dr. Rhoel Dejano, one of the country’s top sport medicine specialists who is also connected with VSMMC’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, said he was happy to note that the vaccine had no side effects on him.

Dejano encouraged everyone, including in the sporting community, to have themselves vaccinated once the vaccine is available.

Dr. Gerry Mayo, the man behind the Spectrum Runners’ Club, also had his wish of being vaccinated come true yesterday as he got his first dose of the Sinovac jab.

The FREEMAN learned that aside from VSMMC and the three DOH-retained hospitals, health care workers from some private hospitals will also get the Sinovac vaccine starting today.

The inoculation of the HCWs of the private hospitals will be done in their respective hospitals.

The total number of doses allocated to private hospitals will be determined today, said DOH-7 spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche. — JMD (FREEMAN)

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