Antipolo starts vaccination program

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CALAMBA CITY, LAGUNA-The Department of Health Calabarzon (DOH-CALABARZON) started vaccinating the medical frontliners against COVID-19 in the Antipolo City Hospital System Annex in Antipolo City, Rizal today.

The ceremony was graced by Deputy Chief Implementer and testing czar Secretary Vince Dizon, DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Francia Laxamana, Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Manuel Felix, DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo Janairo, and Antipolo City Mayor Andrea Bautista-Ynares.

A total of 7,190 Sinovac vaccines were allocated to medical frontliners of 13 hospitals located in various provinces of the region.

Among them are Rizal Provincial Hospital System – Antipolo Annex II (280), Batangas Medical Center (1,011), Batangas Provincial Hospital (184), Ospital ng Lipa (229), General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital (900), Ospital ng Imus (294), De La Salle University Medical Center (1,529), Laguna Provincial Hospital and San Pablo District Hospital (334), Laguna Medical Center (415), Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial District Hospital (318), Quezon Medical Center (1,461), Maria L. Eleazar General Hospital (71) and Claro M. Recto Memorial District Hospital (154), as per DOH Regional Director Eduardo Janairo.

Around 279 medical frontliners from 4 different hospitals in the region will receive the Sinovac vaccine today, and also 400 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived in Laguna Provincial Hospital in San Pablo City.

Laguna Provincial Hospital chief  Dr.Edgar Palacol said that the vaccine rollout for health workers will start tomorrow. The official vaccination time is on Saturday morning. “We need to finish the vaccination within 7 days,” according to Dr. Palacol.

A total of 600,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines donated by China arrived last week. Today, around 487,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Villamor Airbase.

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