A TOTAL of 5,100 doses of Gamaleya’s Sputnik V vaccine second component arrived in Cebu City on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, said Jeffrey Ibones, Cebu City Health Office officer-in-charge.
Ibones said the vaccines will be used to inoculate those who had been waiting for their second dose.
“We appeal to our brothers and sisters to wait for their schedule because we plan to administer all of these doses in just three days,” Ibones said on Wednesday in a mix of Cebuano and English.
He said they intend to start the inoculation of the second dose of Sputnik V vaccine at the Noah facility on Thursday, Sept. 23, while the inoculation at the University of Cebu Junior High School campus in Alcantara will begin on Friday, Sept. 24.
Ibones said by the end of the week, all of the additional Sputnik vaccines will be administered.
Aside from Sputnik V, a total of 8,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines were also allocated for Cebu City.
Ibones said they will use the Pfizer vaccines possibly starting next week.
He said they will have to discuss the guidelines for Pfizer, though, as initially, there was information from the Department of Health (DOH) that Pfizer vaccines should not be used for walk-in vaccinations.