Two Pangasinan-run hospitals get first batch of Sinovac

By March 22, 2021Inside News, News

THE provincial government has rolled out its vaccination program against COVID-19 at its two government-run hospital – Umingan Community Hospital (UCH) and Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital (EPDH) in Manaoag.

EPDH’S 110 medical frontliners received their Sinovac jabs on March 11 while UCH‘s 40 medical frontliners were administered their Sinovac vaccines on March 12.

The health personnel of both hospitals posted 100% acceptance in their earlier survey.

The two hospitals’ respective medical directors, UCH OIC-Director Tracy Lou T. Bitoy and EPDH Director David Ben Gurion led their staff’s vaccination and expressed elation that no one resisted receiving the vaccine reserved for them.

Both Bitoy and Guiron expressed their gratitude to the provincial government, particularly Gov. Amado Espino III and Provincial Health Officer Anna de Guzman, for prioritizing their staff’s in the province’s campaign vs COVID-19.

“Napakalaking tulong ito dahil hindi rin po natin alam kung sino ‘yung kalaban, so at least napakagandang mabakunahan na po ang ating mga healthcare workers para proteksyunan din ang kanilang pamilya,” Dr. Bitoy said.

The UCH was scheduled to receive its second dose of Sinovac vaccines from the Department of Health (DOH) on March 17 to be administered to the first batch after 28 days.

The healthcare frontliners also urged the public to join hands with the health sector towards herd immunity.

 Dr. Aileen Shen Ayson, one of UCH’s 40 recipients of Sinovac at UCH, told her colleagues that the vaccine that will help protect them from the virus will finally lead to a herd community and end the pandemic.

Manaoag Community Hospital Director chief Donn Doria led the ceremonial launching of COVID vaccination in EPDH. (PIO/SMDG)

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