Vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. was one of the recipients of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), where the ceremonial rollout was conducted.
The purpose of this program is to strengthen public confidence in the midst of vaccination hesitancy.
There was a slight delay in injecting the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine into Galvez because he wanted health workers first.
Based on the government’s vaccination priority list, frontline workers in healthcare facilities will be the first to receive the vaccine against COVID-19.
During the ceremonial rollout of the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program, PGH Director Gap Legaspi was the first to receive the vaccine.
Legaspi and Galvez used the vaccine made by the Chinese firm Sinovac.
Yesterday, 600,000 doses of these vaccines arrived in the Philippines.