CAGAYAN DE ORO

First vaccination rollout in Oro on March 5 at NMMC

CAGAYAN DE ORO. According to NMMC liaison officer Dr. Bernard Rocha, around 1,400 or 80 percent of the employees of NMMC are willing to be vaccinated using the CoronaVac or the Sinovac's vaccine. (Photo from City Information Office)

THE first batch of the vaccination rollout for healthcare workers/frontliners is set to be conducted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) on Friday, March 5, 2021.

According to NMMC liaison officer Dr. Bernard Rocha, around 1,400 or 80 percent of the employees of NMMC are willing to be vaccinated using the CoronaVac, or the Sinovac's vaccine.

"Nahibaw-an naman nato nga Sinovac na gyud ang atong vaccine for now kay mao man na ang niabot gyud na vaccine sa Pilipinas ug gi-inform na ang tanan na mga Covid referral hospital across the nation nga mao ni ang moabot nga vaccines," Rocha said.

The NMMC liaison officer further said that all employees of NMMC were also informed that the CoronaVac will be used for the vaccination rollout in the hospital.

Rocha, who is among the first batch of NMMC employees who will be vaccinated this Friday, said there are still some who are hesitant to be vaccinated, however, the number of these employees are decreasing due to the disseminated information.

"As we see that our colleagues dinha sa NCR and the rest of the country and more information are being distribute sa atong mga empleyado so that they will understand, more and more want to be vaccinated, whether it be Sinovac," Rocha said.

"I believe that the best vaccine is whatever you have. Kung moabot karon ang Sinovac, ang worst case scenario nga mahitabo sa amo is sipon lang ingkaso na matapdan mi pero dili ka mamatay. Might as well get it," he added.

The NMMC liaison officer also mentioned that the Department of Health (DOH) targets 100 percent of the NMMC employees to be vaccinated.

A total of 1,820 vials of Covid-19 vaccine are set to arrive on Thursday, March 4.


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