AT LEAST 9,000 people in the National Capital Region (NCR) received the Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) from March 1 to 3, 2021, data from the National Covid-19 Vaccine Operations Center (VOC) showed.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, a VOC report showed that a total of 9,077 people were vaccinated, including 2,470 individuals in 10 hospitals.
A total of 1,184 people were vaccinated at the Philippine General Hospital, 221 at the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, 148 at the Lung Center of the Philippines, 82 at the Quezon City General Hospital, 300 at the Pasay City Health office, 86 at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa and 185 at the National Children’s Hospital.
A total of 264 healthcare workers were inoculated in three private hospitals, namely, The Medical City (4), St. Luke Medical Center (SLMC) in Quezon City (80) and SLMC in Bonifacio Global City (180).
At the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital, 810 personnel have been vaccinated as of Wednesday, according to PNP Deputy Chief for Administration Guillermo Eleazar.
The government started implementation of the vaccination program following the arrival of China’s donation of 600,000 doses of CoronaVax, the Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by Sinovac Biotech.
Of the number, 100,000 doses were donated by China to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (SunStar Philippines)