THE provincial government of Negros Occidental is bracing for the arrival of C-19 Sinovac vaccines this week.
Lawyer Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, made the statement after they were informed by Provincial Consultant Alfredo Benitez that the province will have an allocation of Sinovac vaccines.
"As to how much or how many doses the province will have, we have yet to know it this week," Diaz said.
Diaz also said Benitez is preparing himself to be vaccinated publicly with Sinovac vaccines.
Benitez's move is to build confidence in the vaccine.
"We are ready and hoping for the arrival of the Sinovac vaccines," Diaz said.
He also said they are encouraging travelers to get the Sinovac vaccines for their safety as they go from one place to another.
Diaz said since he just stays within the province, he will wait for the arrival of AstraZeneca vaccines since they have already enlisted themselves for it.
The province has already signed a contract for the purchase of 100,000 doses with AstraZeneca.
It is expected to arrive in the country by July this year.