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Capitol readies Covid-19 vaccine storage

DESPITE the uncertainty in the delivery of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental is already preparing for storage facilities.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson revealed Thursday, January 21, 2021, that after they signed an agreement with AstraZeneca for the Covid-19 vaccines, it is still uncertain when it will be delivered in the country.

"Maybe late in the second quarter or early part of the third quarter," Lacson said.

Lacson also said that they have already identified the storage area for the vaccines and that the province is buying additional equipment that can store the vaccines up to negative 70 degrees celsius. They will be put in a strategic place where the vaccination center will be identified.

Lacson further said the provincial government will follow the protocols and guidelines of the World Health Organization in identifying those who will be included in the mass vaccination.

The Covid-19 vaccine issue had been heightened in the country with the administration invoking the Non-disclosure Agreement on questions about the actual price of the vaccine to be procured by the government.


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