Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — At least 73,200 doses of the Sinovac vaccine arrived in Eastern Visayas on Saturday, May 1.

According to Dr. Exuperia Sabalberino, regional director of the Department of Health (DOH), the vaccines are intended for front-liners who have yet to be inoculated.


As of last week, 42,101 medical and other front-line workers across the region have received the vaccines.

“This is the biggest number of doses received by Eastern Visayas and is expected to complete the vaccination of those belonging to A1 category,” Sabalberino said.

The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in the region will provide free meals for the medical and front-line workers in the region.

Lord ron Torrecarion, OCD-8 director, said providing meals to medical and front-line workers is their way of expressing their gratitude during this time of the pandemic.

“This is our way of giving back to our medical and front-line workers who are making their own sacrifices (during this pandemic), Torrecarion said.

The OCD had earlier provided assistance to various hospitals and offices in the region, including the distribution of personal protective equipment.

Eastern Visayas currently has 18,192 COVID-19 cases.


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