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646 Nueva Ecija health workers to be given Sinovac shots

More than 600 health workers at Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center (PJGMRMC) in Nueva Ecija are scheduled to be inoculated with the Sinovac vaccines.

Some 646 medical front-liners have signed up to be vaccinated, according to Punto Central Luzon.

Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali and Cabanatuan City Mayor Myca Elizabeth Vergara were present at the ceremonial vaccination led by the hospital chief, Dr. Hubert Lapuz, the report said.

The Punto report said Lapuz was disqualified from being jabbed as he is a senior citizen, so he administered the jab instead to Dr. Jose Ravinar Austria, head of the PJGMRMC medical and professional department.

Dr. Andrew Mangiduyos of emergency department was also inoculated, the report said.

Lapuz said in the report that 721 doses of Sinovac were delivered to their hospital by the Department of Health for the rollout Saturday.

Some 105 were scheduled to be inoculated on Monday with the rest following in the next five to six days, according to the report.