A TOTAL of 1,082 senior citizens and remaining frontline healthcare workers in Cagayan de Oro have received their first doses of the Sinovac vaccines against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in three vaccination sites in the city Thursday, April 29.
According to Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery, the 1,082 vaccinees were inoculated at the vaccination areas in JR Borja General Hospital, SM CDO Downtown Premier, and Bulua National High School.
"Although we have reached our target, but then as we go along, as long as we have our allocations and naa pay kailangan nato ipang vaccinate, we will do the vaccination rollout," Nery said during the city's daily press briefing on Friday.
Nery further said that they are expecting around 1,000 individuals to get their first dose of the Sinovac vaccines on Friday.
City Mayor Oscar Moreno received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday afternoon. He encouraged the senior citizens who have received the text blast to get themselves vaccinated as well.
Meanwhile, a simulation vaccination rollout was conducted on Friday afternoon by the City Health Office and Department of Health-Northern Mindanao at the space provided by the Robinsons Mall which will serve as an additional vaccination site.
"Kung ma-approve na ang atong another mall nga venue, then we will utilize that for our next vaccination rollout," Nery said.
At present, Cagayan de Oro has identified 18 vaccination sites that included the city hospital, the City Health Office, public schools and malls; and 70 vaccination teams.