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Vaccine supply shortage makes presence felt in PH

By: - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet
/ 04:09 PM July 14, 2021
Health workers and frontliners receive their 2nd dose of the Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 held at Marikina Elementary School covered court

Health workers and frontliners receive their 2nd dose of the Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 held at Marikina Elementary School covered court, Marikina City on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. FILE PHOTO: Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Lack of supply is hounding vaccination rates everywhere but in the Philippines, several local government units (LGUs) had to suspend their injection programs because they ran out of doses.

In an advisory by the National Task Force Against (NTF) COVID-19 on July 4, the Regional and Local Vaccination Operation Centers, implementing units and injection sites had been informed of delays in the arrival of supplies.

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Graphic by Ed Lustan

Among those delayed were doses of Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine, and Coronavac, the vaccine made by Chinese company Sinovac.

On Wednesday (July 14) one million doses of Coronavac arrived, raising hopes for the resumption of suspended vaccination programs.

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Still, several LGUs announced that they will continue to suspend the distribution of coronavirus vaccines.

Quezon City

  • Deferred: first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

On July 7, the Quezon City government announced that it will be able to vaccinate only individuals who were scheduled for their second doses due to limited vaccine supply.

“We would like to inform everyone that the city’s supply for the first dose has already run out and the supplies scheduled for the second dose will be used and distributed in the following week,” the city government said in Filipino.

“The local government is still waiting for the new batch of vaccines from the national government,” it added.

MAHALAGANG ANUNSYONais naming ipaalam sa lahat na ubos na ang supply ng FIRST DOSE vaccines sa ating lungsod at…

Posted by Quezon City Government on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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The Quezon City government has yet to post an update as of this writing.

Manila

  • Deferred: first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

According to the vaccination schedules released by Manila Public Information Office for Tuesday and Wednesday (July 13 and 14), the city currently vaccinates only those who are scheduled to get their second doses.

Attention. Please share with your loved ones. Magpapatuloy po bukas, July 14, ang COVID-19 MASS VACCINATION sa…

Posted by Manila Public Information Office on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Caloocan

  • Deferred: second dose of CoronaVac

Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan on Tuesday (July 13) said that the city will suspend vaccination for those who are set to receive second doses of Coronavac.

“We are currently waiting for additional supplies of Sinovac after a delay on the delivery,” Malapitan said.

“We expect to receive more doses in the following days,” he added.

ADVISORY: Pansamantalang ipagpapaliban muna ang pagbabakuna para sa mga nakatakdang tumanggap ng second dose ng Sinovac…

Posted by Mayor Oscar "OCA" Malapitan on Monday, July 12, 2021

Parañaque

  • Deferred: second dose of CoronaVac vaccine

In a statement, the Parañaque City Public Information Office said that the inoculation for the second dose of the Coronavac will be postponed in the city “due to regional vaccine shortage.”

“Schedules will immediately resume as soon as enough supplies become available,” the local government said.

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Posted by Parañaque City – Public Information Office on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Las Piñas

  • Deferred: second dose of CoronaVac

Las Piñas City Health Office has issued a statement on Tuesday (July 13) announcing the suspension of vaccinations for the second dose of Coronavac.

The city government likewise cited vaccine shortage for the suspension.

PAUNAWAPansamantala po munang itinitigil ang bakunahan ng SECOND DOSE ng SINOVAC dahil sa kakulangan ng supply mula sa…

Posted by City of Las Piñas on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Narito po ang listahan ng mga Vaccination Sites para sa 1st dose at 2nd dose ng pagbabakuna bukas July 14, 2021.Ang…

Posted by Las Pinas City Health Office on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Muntinlupa

  • Deferred: second dose of CoronaVac

The vaccination for the second dose of Coronavac has also been deferred since Monday (July 12) in Muntinlupa City.

“Based on the Advisory No. 62 of the National Task Force Against COVID-19, there will be a delay in the delivery of Sinovac in the country,” the local government said last July 10.

“Those whose schedule for second doses were adjusted will be prioritized once the allocation arrives,” it added.

𝐏𝐀𝐔𝐍𝐀𝐖𝐀: 𝟐𝐍𝐃 𝐃𝐎𝐒𝐄 𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐎𝐕𝐀𝐂 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐃𝐔𝐋𝐄Ayon sa Advisory No. 62 ng National Task Force Against COVID-19, nagkakaroon ng…

Posted by Muncovac on Saturday, July 10, 2021

Taguig

  • Deferred: second dose of CoronaVac

Injections of residents who were supposed to get their second dose of Coronavac will be rescheduled to a later date, according to the Taguig City government.

The local government, however, assured the public that the second dose of Coronavac may still be given past the date indicated on the vaccination cards.

“The Department of Health (DOH) has determined that the administration of second doses of COVID-19 vaccines is acceptable three to six months after the administration of the first dose,” an announcement read.

“Please stand by for updated vaccination schedules,” it continued.

ANNOUNCEMENTPer Vaccination Task Force Advisory No. 18The administration of Sinovac second doses on Wednesday, July…

Posted by I Love Taguig on Monday, July 12, 2021

Marikina

  • Deferred: second dose of CoronaVac and Sputnik V vaccine

The Marikina Public Information Office on Tuesday informed the public that the vaccination for the second dose of Coronavac will be postponed from July 14 to July 16.

The vaccination for the second dose of Sputnik V on July 16 was also put on hold.

According to Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro, the national government has directed the city government to get some second doses to use as first doses.

Valenzuela

  • Deferred: second dose of Coronavac

PAUNAWA: Ipagpapaliban muna ang pagbabakuna para sa mga nakatakdang tumanggap ng 2nd dose ng SINOVAC sa Valenzuela City…

Posted by Valenzuela City on Friday, July 9, 2021

Navotas

  • Deferred: first and second dose of Sputnik V

In a response to a Facebook comment of a netizen, the city government of Navotas said that there is no schedule yet for the vaccination of Sputnik V vaccines.

Nakatanggap po tayo ngayon ng 17,440 doses ng AstraZeneca mula sa Japanese government kaya makapagbabakuna na tayo ng…

Posted by Toby Tiangco on Saturday, July 10, 2021

Malabon

  • Deferred: second dose of CoronaVac and AstraZeneca vaccine

“Reminder, the supply of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines for the second dose has not yet arrived due to a delay in delivery,” said the Malabon City government in an advisory posted on Wednesday.

“Only those who were vaccinated with different vaccine brands, those who received a text message, or those whose names were posted on our Facebook page may receive their second dose today, July 14, in Malabon Elementary School and Fishermall Malabon,” it added.

HANDA SA BAKUNA | Muling ITITIGIL ang WALK-IN sa LAHAT NG VACCINATION SITES ngayong araw, Hulyo 14, dahil sa limitadong…

Posted by 100% Pusong Malabon on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Pateros

  • Deferred: first dose

Pateros Mayor Miguel Ponce III announced on Monday (July 12) that the municipal government will suspend vaccination for the first dose.

“We will temporarily halt the vaccination for the first dose because we currently have no supply of vaccine that we can use,” Ponce said in Filipino via Facebook Live.

“The public will have to wait for further announcement on when we will resume our vaccination for the first dose,” the mayor added.

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