PGH to finish registration for COVID-19 vaccination in 2-3 days

Published February 9, 2021, 11:09 AM

by Noreen Jazul

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is set to finish its registration for COVID-19 vaccination in two to three days, its spokesperson said Tuesday.


In an interview with Unang Balita, PGH spokesperson Jonas del Rosario said they are expecting to have the final number of employees who will be vaccinated this week.

He said the hospital’s vaccination program will include all employees, as directed by the Department of Health (DOH).

“Pati po mga (The) support staff, including administrative staff ay bibigyan ng bakuna (will be given the vaccine),” he said.

Frontline doctors and nurses will be prioritized, according to del Rosario.

Del Rosario said the PGH has an allocation of at least 10,000 doses of vaccines for its 5,000 employees.

He said the remaining vaccines will be given to employees of Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium (Tala Hospital) in Caloocan City which is also among the main COVID-19 referral hospitals in the country.

Del Rosario said the vaccines will not be transferred to Tala Hospital. It will be the employees who will go to PGH for the vaccination.

The PGH will be among the first hospitals, along with Tala Hospital and the Lung Center of the Philippines, to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines under COVAX, a global initiative that ensures equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Malacañang on Feb. 7 said the vaccines under COVAX are expected to be delivered to the country this month.