By Glen S. Ramos
CALAPAN City, Oriental, Mindoro — The Department of Health (DOH)–MIMAROPA (Oriental Mindoro/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) led by Regional Director Mario S. Baquilod together with Oriental Mindoro Provincial Governor Humerlito S. Dolor today started the vaccination roll-out of the Sinovac vaccine here at the Maria Estrella General Hospital in Calapan City.
“We are thankful for the arrival of the vaccines because we now have an additional armament in our fight against Covid-19. The vaccine is safe and we have no reported case of any adverse reactions from health workers who received their doses,” Director Baquilod stated.
“It is important that we still have to follow and implement the minimum health standards even if we are vaccinated,” he emphasized.
DOH-CALABARZON has received a total of 10,000 Sinovac vaccine allocation for the province. For Oriental Mindoro, a total of 2,600 were allocated, Occidental Mindoro with 1,200 doses, Marinduque with 600, Romblon – 1,000, Palawan – 1,200 doses and Puerto Princesa City with 3,600 doses.
Baquilod added those medical workers from DOH-Retained Hospital, Level II Hospitals, Covid-19 Referral Hospitals, Provincial Hospitals, LGU Hospitals, and selected private hospitals were prioritized to receive the initial roll-out of vaccines.
“Protocols and procedures were taken before health workers were vaccinated to minimize adverse effects from the vaccines.”
“Health workers who received the vaccine will be observed and monitored for a year,” he concluded. (AI/MTVN)