DOH-CHD1 welcomes arrival of 30,000 doses of Sinovac

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union Apr. 14 (PIA) – The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD1) in the Ilocos welcomed the arrival of 30,000 doses of Sinovac on Tuesday, here.


The said doses are to benefit the A1 and A2 categories or the remaining health workers to be vaccinated along with senior citizens, respectively.


According to DOH-CHD1 Medical Officer IV Dr. Rheuel Bobis, “The vaccines are part of the first trace of government-purchased Sinovac vaccines that arrived in the country on April 11, 2021 which is a portion of the 1.5 million doses committed to be delivered this April.”

 

30,000 SINOVAC ARRIVES IN ILOCOS REGION - Photo shows the 30,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines placed in cold storages and safely delivered at the Department of Health-Center for Health Development located in San Fernando City, La Union on April 13, 2021. (Photo courtesy of DOH-CHD1)

 

“With the arrival of these vaccines, we will be on track as far as the consumption of allocated vaccines in the region is concerned,” he added.


Bobis reported that there are already 39,529 individuals or 50 percent of the A1 population listed and vaccinated in the region.


Further, he also reported that the acceptance rate in the region is increasing due to the evidenced accomplishment of the vaccinated health care workers.

 

As of this time, he said that these are the number of doses allocated for the region.

 

30,000 SINOVAC ARRIVES IN ILOCOS REGION - Workers from the Department of Health-Center for Health Development located in San Fernando City, La Union unloads the 30,000 doses of Sinovac delivered on April 13, 2021. (Photo courtesy of DOH-CHD1)

 

On the increased number of cases recently, Bobis also reiterated that the institution is still following the strict guidelines on isolating suspected COVID-19 patients and those exposed to the confirmed cases.


“We will continue to inoculate the listed beneficiaries on the next few days, to further ensure that they will provide the quality health services that the Filipino people need,” Bobis said.


Meanwhile, in the Laging Handa Network News Briefing on April 13, President of the League of Provinces of the Philippines and Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr. said that they have received their third batch or 4,200 Sinovac vaccines.


Velasco reported that they have vaccinated a total of 1,102 health workers.


“We still have 3,018 health workers and 28,985 senior citizens to be vaccinated and we are continuously coordinating with DOH to provide these vaccines to our beneficiaries,” he said.


Velasco said that Marinduque is a fourth class province, and lower ranked local government units and provinces need more help due to small National Tax Allotment.


He also reiterated that they need additional funds to build more isolation facilities and support their health workers and barangay health emergency response teams. (JCR/VHS/AHFF/PIA-1)

 



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

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