COVID-19 vaccination roll out in Quirino draws positive feedback

CABARROGUIS, Quirino, March 9 (PIA)—The first  day of  COVID-19 vaccination in the province, dubbed as RESBAKuna held at the Quirino Province Medical Center drew positive feedback from the first batch of recipients composed of 100 medical frontliners.

According to the assistant chief of hospital, Dr. Margaret Jean de Guzman, the first recipient, she did not experience any adverse effectsof the vaccine.

She also said that she grabbed the opportunity of being one of the first 456 recipients  from QPMC  because of the urgent need for protection against the virus being exposed to it everyday due to the nature of her work as medical frontliner.

For Hazel Padilla, also one of the first batch of recipients, she admitted that she was uncertain at first to be inoculated but being a health worker, she said she has full trust  to the vaccine which is a product of  medical experts.

Meanwhile, Dr. Roger Baguioen, chief of hospital, said based on his observation on the recipients of the Sinovac vaccine, he didn’t see any adverse effect and he expressed optimism that this scenario will continue until the last day of vaccination.

“Only 456 health workers were assessed to be qualified for the vaccine as the others are either above 59 years old or they are still undecided,” the doctor said as he urged those who are still undecided to avail of it as soon as the next batch of vaccines will arrive in the province.

The vaccination was spearheaded by the Provincial Health Office  and the Quirino Province Medical Center.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Mila Villar said they will also administer the vaccination for the   health workers of the three hospitals namely, Maddela District Hospital, Diffun District Hospital and Aaglipay District Hospital as well as the Rural Health Units. (MDCT/TCB/PIA 2-Quirino)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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