Up to 100 personnel of the Philippine General Hospital were shot against COVID-19 using China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine.
According to PGH Director Dr. Gap Legaspi, they initially prepared only 20 to 50 doses of the said vaccine for the ceremonial rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program.
But that changed after Dr. Homer Co, in-charge of micro planning, reiterated that he thinks many people will come to get vaccinated.
The 100 people to be vaccinated are only for today, and in the coming days PGH will further improve their immunization system.
Legaspi, on the other hand, is confident that more PGH staff will be vaccinated in the coming days.
This is despite the low number of those who registered for the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines.
Legaspi was the first individual to be injected with the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines.
He was followed by other government officials and experts in the fields of health and medicine such as FDA director general Eric Domingo, infectious disease expert Dr. Edsel Salvana, MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez.
Apart from PGH, the vaccines that arrived yesterday will also be taken to the Lung Center of the Philippines, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium, PNP General Hospital, Pasig City General Hospital, and V. Luna Medical Center.