Two personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) experienced mild side effects of the Sinovac vaccines during Monday’s roll-out of the government’s vaccination program against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
One of the PNP personnel experienced skin rashes while the other one suffered dizziness, according to Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, deputy chief for Administration and concurrent commander of the Administrative Support for the COVID-19 Task Force.
“But they are just mild adverse effects,” said Eleazar.
The military, on the other hand, reported that there were five personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who experience the same symptoms after the vaccination.
Eleazar said a total of 125 PNP personnel were vaccinated on Monday at Camp Crame in Quezon City, almost all of them are personnel of the PNP Health Service.
Of the figure, 113 of them are uniformed personnel while the rest are civilian employees of the PNP who are considered as medical frontliners.
Eleazar said the national government allocated Sinovac doses for 800 PNP personnel. He added that they will be scheduled by batches, a total of 200 people per batch.
In yesterday’s vaccination roll-out at the PNP, the most senior officer vaccinated was Brig. Gen. Luisito Magnaye, director of the PNP Health Service.