‘I feel good’: PGH director shares experience with Sinovac vaccine

Published March 2, 2021, 6:01 PM

by Analou de Vera

Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi said that he did not experience severe reactions after he was vaccinated with the Sinovac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine.

(NOEL CELIS / AFP / FILE PHOTO)

Legaspi made history on Monday, March 1, as he was the first person to officially receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines.

“Generally, it went well for me, except for a little soreness on my left shoulder but otherwise it was a regular day for me when I got home,” said Legaspi in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel

“I feel good, I feel excited again to start another day because I saw the long line of vaccines outside waiting for their turn today,” he added.

Legaspi said that 128 PGH personnel were vaccinated during the first day of vaccination rollout in the hospital.

The PGH head said that he is expecting that more hospital staff will avail the Sinovac vaccine.

Alongside Legaspi, Food and Drug Administration Director-General Rolando Enrique Domingo and Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Edsel Salvana were also vaccinated at the PGH on March 1. 

 
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