DAVAO CITY – Up to 12,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived at the Davao International Airport today.
The Coronavirus vaccine is part of the 600,000 doses donated by the Chinese government.
After the plane touched down at the DIA, the vaccines were brought to the Department of Health-Davao cold storage facility.
Dr. Annabelle Yumang, regional director of DOH-Davao said it will be allocated to the health workers particularly in Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and other hospitals in Davao Region.
“We will start to roll out the vaccination in SPMC on Friday (March 5). We will prioritize the health workers in the region,” she said.
She added that after administering the first dose, the second vaccine will be given 28 days after.
In the talk to the nation of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening (March 1), National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. mentioned that he will personally go to this city to witness the commencement of the vaccination.
He also assured the president that the vaccines will be distributed to various provinces catering the health workers including hospital ambulance drivers.
“In Region 11, we will ask to add 15,000-20,000 doses more based on their request,” he added.