2,171 Sinovac vaccines arrive in Dagupan

By March 15, 2021Inside News, News


THE Dagupan City received its initial supply of Sinovac vaccines Tuesday, March 9.

This was confirmed by Dr. Rheuel Bobis, COVID-19 focal person of the Department of Health – Center for Health Development Region 1 (DOH-CHD), who said 2,171 vials of vaccines were sent to the city for distribution to private hospitals to be administered to their frontliners.

Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim received the vials and sent these to cold storage inside the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome.

In an interview, Lim said the vaccines will be delivered to eight private hospitals in the city, adding that the city government will ask for additional vaccines for frontliners of other private health facilities such as birthing homes, diagnostic centers, and dialysis centers.

Meanwhile, the city government has chosen 14 schools as possible vaccination sites for mass vaccination once the initial 40,000 doses from AstraZeneca arrive. The city has an estimated 160,000 population.

Lim, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, and Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III signed a tripartite agreement on January 8.

Meanwhile, Bobis, in a press conference Tuesday, said there had been 16 cases of vaccinated persons in La Union who experienced adverse effects after their inoculation. (Ahikam Pasion)

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