Cebu Expects Vaccines On March 4 Says DOH 7
CEBU EXPECTS VACCINES ON MARCH 4 – As the Philippines received its first doses of the new coronavirus vaccines, several key regions prep for their vaccination rollout program.
According to the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), Cebu is set to rollout their vaccines against COVID-19 this Thursday, March 4.
However, based on an article from Cebu Daily News, Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the DOH-7’s spokesperson said that the plans for the vaccine roll-out is yet to be finalized. Furthermore, details such as the expected vaccine brand have yet to be disclosed.
As per the article, the DOH-7 spokesperson also said they have yet to receive updates from hospital administrators of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center regarding the inoculation.
She said that it was still unsure whether or not any of the 2,900 health workers who signed up for the vaccine had intentions of backing-out.
But, even before the Philippines got a hold of the vaccine, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) emphasized that it needed to undergo appraisal as it had a massive disapproval from residents.
Meanwhile, the DOH-7 wanted to ensure the public and health workers that all three vaccines expected to arrive in the Philippines (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac) were safe and effective.
“On the issue of Sinovac’s efficacy at 50 percent, and its non-use for healthcare workers as initially announced by FDA, the DOH-7 would like to reiterate that Sinovac can be used by healthcare worker“
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