ARC Hospitals frontliners receive CoronaVac vaccine

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THE Allegiant Regional Care Hospitals Inc., also known as ARC Hospitals, kicked off its Covid-19 vaccination campaign with shots administered to a total of 265 frontline healthcare workers on March 10, 2021.

In his speech, ARC Hospitals’ medical director Dr. Alex Alegrado used the momentous event to give honor to the frontliners of ARC, “who continue to work tirelessly. Today we honor our frontliners.” He also dedicated this milestone to “our colleagues whose lives were lost due to the pandemic.”

As a sign of gratitude, the ARC Hospitals administered the first 10 vaccines to the following Covid-19 heroes led by the head of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Deborah Custodio.

These are the people who risked their lives at the height of the first lockdown in 2020 to save others:

1. Dr. Fidji Tambago (head of Infection Control)

2. Dr. Adrian Godornes (head of Pulmonology)

3. Dr. Jennifer Del Castillo (head of Cardiology)

4. Dr. Duana Aguilar (Family Medicine)

5. Jovelle Lelis (Nursing Service)

6. Jennifer Sison (nurse auxilliary)

7. Roy Bucag (Security)

8. Florabel Mae Dano (head of Laboratory)

9. Angeline Redoble (Rad-Technology)

The ARC Hospitals received 529 doses of CoronaVac vaccines from the Department of Health (DOH) on March 9. These were among the vaccines that arrived in the country through a donation from China.

Sinovac's CoronaVac is the third Covid-19 vaccine brand to be approved for emergency use after Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca, respectively.

“The arrival of these vaccines is indeed a sign of hope and healing. This is a huge step towards a Covid-free Lapu-Lapu City,” said Alegrado.

The ARC Hospitals, a Level 2 hospital with a Level 3 laboratory, is located in Sitio Malinao, Brgy. Agus, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

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