3rd batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Region 1

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Mar. 27 (PIA) --  The third batch of coronavirus vaccines arrived in Region 1 on March 26.

The truck carrying the 38,000 doses of Sinovac's CoronaVac reached the Department of Health Ilocos Center for Health Development (DOH CHD1) around 3:36 p.m. on Thursday.


Staff unload the third batch of vaccines that arrived in Region 1 on March 25, 2021. (JPD)  


Medical Officer IV Rheuel C. Bobis, COVID-19 focal of the DOH CHD1, said the new batch of vaccines will be distributed to the implementing units in the region after seven days upon the receipt.

“Particularly, these vaccines are allocated for our Priority Group A1 who are our healthcare workers in government and private hospitals, isolation facilities, rural health units, city health offices, stand-alone clinics, and closed healthcare institutions,” Bobis said.

Earlier, Region 1 received a total of 38,800 doses of vaccines; 28,800 of which are Sinovac and 10,000 are AstraZeneca.

As per latest bulletin of the Regional Vaccination Operation Center dated March 24, a total of 30,651 doses have been delivered to the implementing units while 9,349 doses of Sinovac are already secured.

Some 20,612 or 82 percent of the first 25,000 first dose vaccines have been administered which is 28 percent of the total Group A eligible population.

From March 5 to 22, the daily summary of vaccinated individuals is 1,145 wherein 13,146 or 15.54 percent were vaccinated with Sinovac and 7,446 or 9.18 percent with AstraZeneca.


Staff transfer the new batch of COVID-19 vaccines to the Cold Storage Facility of the DOH CHD1. (JPD) 


“Region 1 has successfully implemented the first and second batches of COVID-19 vaccines that previously arrived in the region,” Bobis added.

As of March 26, the DOH CHD1 reported 824 active cases, 7,462 recoveries, and 317 deaths out of the 8,603 total confirmed COVID-19 cases. (JMB/JPD, PIA La Union)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

Post a Comment