Sinovac vaccines to arrive in Iligan, CHO readies for nearing COVID-19 jab

ILIGAN CITY, Mar. 5 (PIA)--The city foresees the arrival and turnover of Sinovac doses from the Department of Health-10 (DOH-10) before the actual vaccination of Iliganon medical frontliners kicks off this Monday, March 8.

City Health Office – Emergency Operation Center (CHO-EOC) Health Cluster Manager Dr. Belinda Lim bared that a total of 1,004 Sinovac doses are allocated to Iligan City, 499 doses of which will go to the Gregorio T. Lluch Medical Hospital (GTLMH), the only government hospital in the city, while 505 doses will be received by the Adventist Medical Center (AMC).

Additionally, they are requesting another 350 doses to cover other private doctors in the city.

“Ang muabot nga gipangayo nato nga bakuna is 499 actually sa City Hospital unya sa Adventist, 505. Gipapun-an nato. Nagrequest ang City Health Office nga pun-an sa DOH og 350 aron ma-cover ang mga private nga doctors kay real talk, dili lang gobyerno nga doctors ang gaatubang og COVID suspects, COVID positive but also the private practitioners. Gadawat gihapon sila og COVID suspects ug COVID positive so they are considered very high risk,” said Dr. Lim in a press conference.

[The vaccines that will arrive and which we have asked is 499 actually for City Hospital and for Adventist, 505. We added more. The City Health Office requested the DOH to add 350 to cover private doctors because real talk, government doctors are not the only ones who face COVID suspects, COVID positive but also the private practitioners. They also receive COVID suspects and COVID positive so they are considered very high risk].

She also explained that the vaccination for such frontliners will last for two to three consecutive days depending on the reached number of vaccinees each day.

“Roughly, 500 nga vaccinee. I-divide na siya sa tulo ka adlaw or duha ka adlaw... For example, kung naay 500, i-divide nimo siya sa duha ka adlaw, then there is roughly 250 ka vaccinee per day. Duha ra gyud atong kinahanglan. Duha to tulo ra ka vaccination team ang atong gikinahanglan per day since ang usa ka vaccination team makabakuna og 100 ka tao per day,” Dr. Lim firmly detailed.

[Roughly, 500 vaccinees. That will be divided by three days or two days… For example, if there are 500, you divide it by two days, then there are roughly 250 vaccinees per day. We will just really need two. Two or three vaccination teams will be needed per day since each vaccination team will vaccinate 100 personnel per day.]

Meanwhile, the CHO prepares for the upcoming vaccination rollout first immunizing medical personnel at GTLMH and AMC who have already submitted their needed consent.

Simulation exercises were already conducted to note the readiness of the hospitals for the nearing COVID-19 jab.

“I strongly believe, dili sa pagdapig-dapig, but ready na gyud ta. Ang Iligan, ready na gyud ta… Even atong February 24 sa simulation sa Adventist ug sa GTLMH, makita nato sa walay dapig-dapig, ready na gyud ta. Ginagmay nalang gyud nga refinement ang kinahanglan,” Dr. Lim confidently shared after recalling the priorly conducted simulation with the cited hospitals during the said time.

[I strongly believe, siding with no one, but we are already really ready. The Iligan, we are really ready… Even on February 24 with the simulation with the Adventist and GTLMH, we could see siding with no one that we are really ready. We just need only  few refinements.]

Following the just conducted simulation with GTLMH’s medical frontliners and potential vaccinees, the actual inoculation for the 499 personnel will finally be realized starting March 8 to 10, depending on the success of hitting its aimed number of vaccinees per day. (CRG/PIA-ICIC)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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