THE Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) said majority or 46,450 of the 71,600 additional doses of Sinovac vaccine that were delivered in Central Visayas on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 went to Lapu-Lapu City.
Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, VVOC spokesperson, said the rest were allocated for Talisay City (4,700 doses), Minglanilla (10,350) and Consolacion (10,100).
Loreche explained that Cebu City, Mandaue City and the City of Naga were not able to receive a share of this delivery as they only released these vaccines to cover the variance in local government units (LGUs).
She said the LGUs of Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, Minglanilla and Consolacion were able to use a total of 94,803 doses of Sinovac vaccine intended for second dose as first dose.
She, however, said there is nothing to worry about, as they are trying to juggle the vaccines so that they will not be stored for too long in warehouses, provided there are upcoming vaccines to replenish the allocation for second dose.
“In VVOC, we are computing based on performance, masterlisting and the capacity or venue. We are happy that the LGUs understand this process because that is allocated equitably,” she said.
Before the additional Sinovac allocation, Lapu-Lapu City had a variance of 61,497 doses while Talisay City had 6,118; Minglanilla had 13,704; and Consolacion had 13,484.
Loreche also said Siquijor Province also received an additional 10,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine on Sunday, Aug. 15.
Based on their data, Central Visayas has received a total of 2,381,510 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and 1,574,053 of these have been used.
Regionwide, as of Aug. 17, Cebu was able to administer a total of 1,136,235 doses; Bohol, 204,912; Negros Oriental, 178,640; and Siquijor, 54,266.
Of the total administered doses in Cebu, the Project Balik Buhay’s vaccination program, a public-private initiative, was able to administer a total of 109,221 doses as first dose and 71,247 doses as second dose. (WBS)