Olongapo first to roll out Sinovac jabs in Central Luzon
Olongapo City on Sunday became the first local government in Central Luzon to roll out its vaccination program by inoculating health workers with the Sinovac jabs.
According to a Philippine News Agency report, a total of 538 vials of Sinovac vaccines arrived Saturday at the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital (JLGMH) intended for the city’s medical workers.
The report identified Dr. Jewel Manuel, chief of the JLGMH, as being among the first recipients of the vaccine from the Department of Health (DOH).
“Ngayon araw po ito ay very memorable sa mga taga-Olongapo. Tayo ang first to conduct the vaccination in Central Luzon,” Manuel was quoted as saying in the report.
“Una, ginawa natin ito para maprotektahan tayo at sa ganun ay maprotektahan din natin ang ating pamilya. Pangalawa, para lumakas ang loob o tumaas ang confidence ng mga medical health workers ng JLGMH para sa ganun ay patuloy naming magawa ang aming trabaho,” he said.
He urged other health workers to continue observing health protocols despite being vaccinated against Covid-19.
“Ang bakuna ay isa lamang sa magpoprotekta sa atin. Kailangan after ng bakuna ay ipagpatuloy pa rin natin ang pagsunod sa minimum health requirements,” Manuel was quoted as saying.
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