5,260 CoronaVac doses arrive in Palawan

A Philippine Air Drive aircraft lands on the Antonio Bautista Air Base in Puerto Princesa Metropolis on Friday (March 5) to ship 5,260 doses of CoronaVac. PHOTOS FROM MARIA MERCEDES CASTRO

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—A complete of 5,260 doses of CoronaVac, the vaccine made by Chinese language firm Sinovac, arrived right here on Friday (March 5) on the Antonio Bautista Air Base, a navy facility, marking the rollout of vaccination in Palawan province.

Govt secretary Salvador Medialdea escorted the vaccines, which was a part of the 600,000 doses that had been donated by China to the Philippines.

Medialdea was additionally anticipated to be current initially of the vaccination right here on Sunday (March 7).

Palawan Gov. Jose Alvarez, who welcomed the Philippine Air Drive (PAF) plane that carried the vaccines, stated he was prepared to be injected first to spice up confidence among the many residents reluctant to be inoculated. However he stated well being employees should be given precedence.

“Sure, anytime I’m prepared however let’s give precedence to nurses, medical doctors, med techs,” the governor stated.

The 5,260 doses delivered to Palawan can be divided amongst a number of hospitals and well being services. Ospital ng Palawan will get 1,218 doses; Culion Sanitarium, 450 doses; MMG-PPC Cooperative Hospital, 702 doses; Adventist Hospital Palawan, 1,200 and provincial well being workplace, 1,690.

Dr. Mario Baquilod, regional director of DOH in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan provinces), stated the distribution was primarily based on variety of sufferers within the COVID-19 referral and Stage 2 hospitals within the area.

Palawan had the most important share of the vaccines in Mimaropa which was allotted solely 10,000 doses.

Oriental Mindoro acquired early Friday 2,640 doses; Occidental Mindoro, 750 doses; Romblon, 750 and Marinduque, 600.


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