More Sinovac vaccines arrive in Negros Occidental
BACOLOD CITY –– More Sinovac vaccines arrived in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City on Tuesday, but it may take some time before the general public could be inoculated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Negros Occidental provincial health officer, said that of about 31,000 healthcare workers (HCWs) in Negros Occidental belonging to Category 1A, only less than a fourth had been vaccinated.
As of April 4, only 4,590 hospital HCWs had been inoculated against COVID-19 in the province.
On Tuesday, 7,200 Sinovac vaccines arrived for 1,000 health frontliners in Bacolod City and 2,600 in Negros Occidental.
The new vaccines will be for a few more hospital personnel.
Covered by the next category for vaccination are senior citizens.
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