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Abra concludes first batch Sinovac inoculation of health workers


Abra, Philippines – The Provincial Government of Abra has concluded the Sinovac vaccination for the first batch of health workers today, March 12, 2021.


In a report from the province, vaccination started on Monday, March 8, with the allocation of 455 single-use vials of Sinovac vaccines for Abra from the Department of Health-Cordillera (DOH-CAR).


365 vials arrived on March 7, while the remaining 90 doses of vaccine came March 8.

Abra has listed 4,106 health personnel to be initially inoculated.

Health personnel from the Abra Provincial Hospital, the 4 district hospitals, Valera Medical Hospital, St. Therese Wellness Center, Dr. Petronilo V. Seares Sr. Memorial Hospital, and Bangued Christian Hospital were among those who received the vaccine.


The report also states that ensuing arrival of vials is expected to complete the vaccination of all the province’s health workers.


Meanwhile, DOH-CAR on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, reports that some 7,800 vials of Sinovac and 10,000 doses of AztraZeneca vaccines arrived in the region.

In an interview by the Philippine News Agency on same date, Karl Sam of DOH-CAR public affairs office said that the 7,800 additional doses of Sinovac shots will be used for the second shots of those who received the jab during the vaccination roll-out.


For the AztraZeneca vaccines, Sam said they will wait for the master list before dispensing it to the provinces in the region.


Meanwhile, in Kalinga, 196 health workers from KPH and 10 from Kalinga Gabriel Mija Kim Medical Center as reported by Kalinga PIO have been vaccinated from the first batch of Sinovac vaccination last week.


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