Taguig health workers get 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine
MANILA, Philippines — Taguig started injecting its doctors, nurses, and other health workers with their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. It also started vaccinating its senior citizens on Wednesday.
The second dose was administered at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH), according to a statement issued by the city.
The city, which hopes to get all its medical frontliners immunized within the first quarter of 2021, has so far vaccinated about 90 percent of those in category A1 of the priority list. This includes doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers in public and private COVID-19 referral hospitals in the city.
𝐓𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞𝑀𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦-𝑟𝑢𝑛 ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑧𝑒𝑑;…
“The city has been receiving its allocation of vaccines from the national government, but it is also preparing a vaccine portfolio that would complement the same and ensure each Taguigeño receives free inoculation,” the statement said.
“The city is also expecting to receive supplies of Novavax, IP Biotech, AstraZeneca, and Moderna,” the statement added, referring to the vaccine brands.
In a previous statement, the city said that it had set aside a budget of P1 billion for buying various COVID-19 vaccines.
“While we continue to build our portfolio of vaccines and wait for the supplies to arrive, we believe that the best vaccine to administer to our citizens is the vaccine that is available now,” Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano said.
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