4 Metro Manila LGUs start COVID-19 vaccination rollout | Inquirer News

4 Metro Manila LGUs start COVID-19 vaccination rollout

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 07:07 PM March 05, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Four local government units in Metro Manila on Friday started their COVID-19 vaccination rollout with vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech.



Posted by Mayor Edwin Olivarez on Thursday, March 4, 2021


In Parañaque City, the vaccination rollout commenced as 50 health workers from the Ospital ng Parañaque received their first dose of the China-made vaccine.

Among the first to get the jabs were hospital director Dr. Jefferson Pagsisihan and Parañaque’s chief of clinics Dr. Patrick Ismael Dela Cruz II.

Malabon City also started its vaccination rollout at the Ospital ng Malabon (OsMal), and the first to be vaccinated was OsMal chief Dr. Mitzi Tanchoco.

#ATM: Our first SINOVAC Vaccine recipient — Dra. Mitzi Tanchoco, Chief ng ating Ospital ng Malabon (OSMAL).'Wag sana…

Posted by Lenlen Oreta on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Health workers in Caloocan City also got their jabs of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, as the vaccination rollout commenced at the Caloocan City Medical Center.


Present during the rollout were Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan and Senator Francis Tolentino.

Pinangunahan ni Mayor Oca Malapitan kasama si Senator Francis Tolentino ang pagsisimula ng vaccination rollout sa…

Posted by Mayor Oscar "OCA" Malapitan on Thursday, March 4, 2021

According to Caloocan City Medical Center Administrator Dr. Fernando Santos, a total of 149 health workers of the hospital agreed to get vaccinated.

And in Makati City, the local government said that its 300 doses of Sinovac vaccine were all administered to health workers of the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak).

OsMak hospital director Dr. Vergel  Binay was the first health worker in Makati City to be administered with the vaccine.

Some 300 health workers were expected to get inoculated at the Ospital ng Makati today, March 5, to kickstart the COVID-19 vaccination program in the city.

Posted by INQUIRER.net on Friday, March 5, 2021

The country rolled out its vaccination drive on Monday following the arrival of the 600,000 doses of Sinovac’s vaccine donated by the Chinese government.


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