CENTRAL Visayas has received a total of 210,000 additional doses of Pfizer vaccine on Thursday night, June 10, 2021, the Department of Health (DOH) 7 said.
Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, said because of the stringent storage requirements for the Pfizer vaccine including the training needed for the vaccinatiom teams who will administer the Pfizer vaccine, these additional doses might still be allocated only to vaccination posts within Metro Cebu.
She also said of the 54,400 additional Sinovac doses that arrived in Central Visayas last Tuesday, June 8, a total of 6,000 doses were distributed to Bohol which will serve as first and second doses for 3,000 individuals.
On the other hand, 20,000 doses were allocated for Cebu; another 20,000 doses for Negros Oriental; 4,000 for Siquijor; 1,600 doses for Cebu City; 1,200 for Lapu-Lapu City; 600 doses for Mandaue City, and 1,000 doses were retained as buffer at the DOH 7.
As of June 8, the region received a total of 322,160 doses of Sinovac; 162,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine; 29,250 doses of Pfizer, and 300 doses of Gamaleya’s Sputnik V.
Of the 814,775 healthcare workers, senior citizens and individuals with comorbidities who are eligible for vaccination in the region, only 237,481 have so far received their first dose as of June 9.
Of the number, a total of 98,094 have been fully vaccinated with the complete two doses.