Vaccines ready to be transported to Bohol, Negros Oriental

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A TOTAL of 8,440 doses of Sinovac vaccines for Bohol and 1,200 doses of the same vaccine for Negros Oriental are ready for delivery.

The vaccines will be transported to the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, and Silliman University Medical Center Foundation, Inc. in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

These vaccines are the 9,640 doses of Sinovac vaccines that arrived on the morning of March 5, 2021.

After they arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport from Manila at 7:40 a.m., they were immediately transported to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) Cold Room for sorting before the vaccines will be delivered to Bohol and Negros Oriental.

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In charge of the logistics, the Office of Civil Defense-Central Visayas has asked for the assistance of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (Opav).

Opav has arranged for a vessel to transport the vaccines to the neighboring provinces, with the help of the Philippine National Police Maritime Group for the delivery of vaccines to Bohol and the Philippine Navy to Negros Oriental.

According to Opav, this development is seen to kick off the mass inoculation in the provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental.

The vaccination program has already started in Cebu with its initial allocation of 7,200 doses of Sinovac vaccines. It is ongoing at VSMMC. (NRC/With WBS, PR)