DOH delivers Sinovac vaccines to priority hospitals

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, March 6 (PIA) - - The Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccines were already delivered to the priority hospitals in Cagayan Valley region through the effort of the Department of Health and other agencies.

The two separate convoys, composed of ambulance and patrol vehicles of the Philippine National Police, left the DOH cold storage facility early Saturday bound for the Region 2 Trauma and Medical Center in Nueva Vizcaya and Southern Isabela Medical Center in Isabela, carrying 435 and 1,045 doses of Sinovac vaccines, respectively.

Meanwhile, the convoy carrying the boxes of vaccines alloted for the Cagayan Valley Medical Center with 1,517 doses of vaccines; Tuguegarao City Peoples General Hospital with 191 doses, and PNP Health Service Unit with 59 doses, all located in Tuguegarao City, also left the DOH facility on the same day.

DOH RD Dr. Rio Magpantay urges the public to always refer to health experts should they want to know about the COVId-19 vaccines to avoid disinformation. (PIA photo)

Dr. Rio Magpantay, DOH regional director, said the receiving hospitals have already prepared their respective cold storage facilities to maintian the required temperature for the vaccines.

He also said the 149 doses alloted for Batanes General Hospital will be delivered soon as long as the aricraft to transport the vaccines will already be available.

For the Cagayan Valley Medical Center, the biggest COVID-19 referral hospital in the region, have already srated their vaccination yesterday, March 7.

No less than Dr. Glenn Matthew Baggao, CVMC medical center chief, was the first health frontline worker to receive the vaccine. (ALM/OTB/PIA Cagayan

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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