Over 24,000 doses of CoronaVac arrive for NorMin

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental, April 9 (PIA)-- Over 24,000 doses of CoronaVac vaccines arrived at the Laguindingan Airport via Philippine Airlines Flight PR2519 Wednesday, April 7. These are part of the vaccines procured by the national government amounting to P16.8 million.

“What arrived today were 24,000 doses of CoronaVac (Sinovac) vaccines good for 12,000 individuals,” said Dr. David Mendoza, Local Health Support Division Chief of Department of Health (DOH)-10.

Mendoza also said the vaccines are intended for the remaining frontline health care workers who have yet to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines and the rest shall be distributed to the areas considered as "low coverage" during the first implementation of the vaccination rollout in the region.  

Meanwhile, DOH-10 has targeted 84,777 health care workers to be vaccinated during the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. The first batch of vaccines, only catered to 40 percent of the health care workers in the region.

With the new batch of vaccines, Dr. Mendoza said they are expecting that the percentage of vaccinated health care workers would increase between 50-60 percent. (JAKA/PIA10)

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

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