Nearly 33,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses arrive in Central Visayas

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A TOTAL of 32,540 Covid-19 vaccine doses have arrived and allocated for health care workers in Central Visayas.

Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, Department of Health (DOH)-Central Visayas spokesperson, in her presentation in a vaccination drive in Tanjay, Negros Oriental on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, said these include:

• 7,200 doses of Sinovac vaccines allocated in Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center on March 2

• 17,480 doses of Sinovac vaccines for private and other government-owned hospitals in Cebu that were delivered on March 4

• 2,680 Sinovac vaccine doses for the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Medical Center in Bohol allocated on March 5

• 5,000 doses of the same brand of vaccines for Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital delivered on March 8

Moreover, Loreche said 30,000 doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines arrived in the region on Wednesday morning, March 10.

She said these will cover all healthcare workers in other hospitals, city health, rural health units, and operation centers.

Meanwhile, the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, said that as of Wednesday, March 10 at 11 a.m., a total of 2,379 of their employees have already been vaccinated while the number of employees who gave consent to be inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine is at 2,673. (WBS)