990 COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Iligan

Dr. Belinda Lim, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Health Cluster Manager, receives the 990 vials of Sinovac vaccine from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 10 shortly before noon Saturday, March 6. (Jason Casas/PIA ICIC)

ILIGAN CITY, Mar. 6 (PIA)--A total of 990 vials of Sinovac vaccine intended for health workers in the city arrived at the City Health Office (CHO) shortly before noon today.

The vaccine, delivered by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 10, was received by Dr. Belinda Lim, the health cluster manager of the city's Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

The vaccines are now kept in CHO's cold storage facility before its transport to Gregorio T. Lluch Medical Hospital (GTLMH) or City Hospital and Adventist Medical Center (AMC) on Monday, March 8.

The simultaneous inoculation in the two identified facilities will begin March 8 and Lim hopes additional doses will arrive in the coming weeks for the other medical frontliners in the city.

She said they initially requested 499 doses for the GTLMH and 505 for AMC.

The Sinovac vaccine has been granted Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drugs Administration. It is also certified Halal by the Indonesian Ulama Council. (APB/PIA-ICIC)

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

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