Another 14,400 doses of Sinovac arrive for Central Visayas

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Health-7 to date has received a total of 134,160 doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the arrival yesterday of 14,400 additional doses of Sinovac at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

DOH-7 spokesperson and chief pathologist Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said that these new vaccines are still intended for the 131,781 medical frontliners or the A1 priority as of March 31, 2021.

As of April 6, a total of 67,662 healthcare workers or about 51.3 percent of those under the A1 priority have been vaccinated with the first dose. This means that there are a corresponding 64,119 healthcare workers yet to be vaccinated with the first dose.

The breakdown of vaccinated healthcare workers is: Cebu, 36,500; Bohol, 21,941; Negros Oriental, 6,431; and Siquijor, 2,790.

For the second dose, there are 67,662 healthcare workers eligible for vaccination. Of the figure, 2,610 healthcare workers have already been vaccinated as of April 6, while 65,052 healthcare workers have yet to be vaccinated.

Data from DOH-7 showed that 2,237 healthcare workers from Cebu have already got their second dose, 213 in Bohol Province, 160 in Negros Oriental, and zero in Siquijor Province.

The vaccination for the second dose started last April 4 while that of the first dose on March 4. — JMD (FREEMAN)

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