Friday, August 06, 2021

Capitol delivers 2,471 more vials of Sinovac to LGUs

VACCINATION. Himamaylan City conducts mass vaccination after receiving supply of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines delivered by the Negros Occidental Provincial Government Monday, June 21, 2021. (Capitol photo)

A TOTAL of 2,471 more vials of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines were delivered by the Provincial Government Monday, June 21, to the different towns and cities in Negros Occidental in line with the continuing simultaneous vaccine rollout.

Dr. Zeaphard Caelian, head of the Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT), said the deliveries of the vaccines started as early as 5 a.m. Monday, June 21, from the provincial vaccine storage going out of town.

"We are following the orders from our governor that we should hasten the utilization of the vaccines so that the national government could deliver more vaccines for the province," Caelian said.

The deliveries Monday were made in Pontevedra, Himamaylan, Candoni, Hinoba-an, La Carlota, Don Salvador Benedicto, San Carlos City, Calatrava, Murcia E.B. Magalona, Silay City, Talisay City, Escalante City Cadiz City and Manapla, Caelian said.

The 2,471 vials of Sinovac vaccines are in addition to the 6,830 vials of Sinovac that were delivered to the different LGUs last week for the vaccine rollout.

Of the 6,830 vials that were delivered during the three days vaccination rollout last week, 5,542 vials were utilized while 1,025 vials were unutilized that constitutes 81.14 percent achieved of the total target, Caelian reported.

He reiterated his call to the LGUs to prepare the venues and the vaccinees for the full utilization of the vaccines intended for them.


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