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Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine Cebu and Davao-bound this week

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 11:54 AM March 01, 2021
China donation Covid-19 vaccines

The aircraft carrying China’s donation of 600,000 doses of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine arrives in the Philippines Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (Photo courtesy of PCOO)

MANILA, Philippines — Sinovac’s CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccines will be delivered to Cebu and Davao within the first week of March, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday.

“Itratransport na po yung vaccine this coming March 3 and 4 doon sa Cebu. This coming [March] 5 and 6, itratransport naman nila sa Davao,” Galvez said in a televised briefing.

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(We are transporting the vaccine this coming March 3 and 4 to Cebu and to Davao on March 5 and 6.)

Galvez said the vaccine doses will be allocated to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City and the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City.

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He did not disclose the volume of vaccines to be delivered to both hospitals, but assured that the distribution will be “equitable.”

“Kung meron pa pong sobra, bibigyan na rin po ang ibang regions dito sa Region 3, Region 4A, Baguio City at other areas na tinamaan ng Covid-19,” Galvez said.

(If we have an excess, we will also deliver vaccines to other regions like Region 3, Region 4A, Baguio City and other areas that are badly affected by Covid-19.)

The Philippines started its Covid-19 vaccination program on Monday using part of the Chinese government – donated 600,00 doses of CoronaVac vaccines developed by Sinovac.

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