DUMAGUETE CITY – Two medical front-liners in Negros Oriental who previously received their first dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine tested positive of infection.
Assistant Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Liland Estacion said she still has to validate the brand of vaccine administered to these front-liners.
In a virtual press briefing Thursday afternoon, Estacion, also health committee chair of the province’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), said she will also look into a third front-liner who was also reported positive for Covid-19 whether that person also received the jab.
“I will also verify on which brand of the vaccine was given to them,” she added.
Vaccine manufacturers have said that the jabs do not guarantee against infection but are highly efficient in preventing severe illness and death.
The province of Negros Oriental received both Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines in three separate shipments last month.
Estacion, however, said they are still waiting for a fresh delivery after the province ran out of supply last week.
She added that she still has to receive guidance from the Department of Health on whether the vaccinated front-liners/health workers, who tested positive for Covid-19, will receive two more doses instead of just a second dose.
As of latest count, 6,173 health workers were already inoculated with the second dose of vaccines, Estacion said. (PNA)