LGU Maasin City receives 437 Sinovac vaccines for various frontliners

MAASIN CITY, April 20 (PIA) -- The local government unit of Maasin City has received COVID vaccines from the national government wherein various frontliners were vaccinated last week with the medical health workers got their second dose vaccination after their first dose a month ago.

According to LGU Maasin FB post, the City of Maasin led by Mayor Nacional Mercado received a total of 437 doses of Sinovac vaccines, this forms part of the COVID-19 vaccination program undertaken by the city.

The first dose were intended for 326 various frontliners including the health workers, contact tracers, personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection, Provincial DOH Office, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO)/ City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and health workers from the private clinics, the post reported.

The local government’s partial vaccination program was implemented on last Monday until Friday, April 16, 2021, it was learned.

The post further noted that 111 doses were allocated for the second dose given to medical health frontliners on April 19-20, 2021 at the vaccination center, Maasin City Gymnasium.

Earlier, a series of COVID-19 Vaccination Health Information activities were initiated by the city officials and city health officials to barangay officials, members of the New Guardians for Freedom and Democracy Inc., Citizens Anti-Narcotics Organizations (CANO), and city hall employees from the different departments of Maasin City.

The discussion includes updates on the COVID-19 situation in the locality and the mitigation measures and efforts under the city vaccination program. (ldl/esg/PIA SoLeyte)

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

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