San Juan City starts COVID-19 inoculation drive

Published March 3, 2021, 3:06 PM

by Patrick Garcia

Two doctors and a hospital official were the first persons who were successfully vaccinated in San Juan City against COVID-19 with Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccines on Wednesday (March 3).

(Screenshot from Mayor Francis Zamora Facebook Live/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Dr. Edgar Michael Eufemio, Ms. Maria Louzel Diaz-Tiozon, and Dr. Sergie Paul Hernandez were vaccinated at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) after 300 jabs of the vaccine were delivered to the hospital, signalling the start of San Juan City’s vaccination drive.

San Juan City Mayor Francisco Zamora said another 300 doses of the vaccine will be delivered to the San Juan Medical Center for the medical frontliners.

“The vaccine rollout comes at a very significant time as almost 1 year ago, March 6, 2020, the DOH confirmed to me the first local transmission in the Philippines was a patient from Cardinal Santos Medical Center.” Zamora said in his statement posted on Facebook.

“Now 1 year after, our vaccination process has begun which I believe will be a game changer in our fight against COVID-19.” he added.

Zamora urged his constituents to register for the city’s free vaccination drive.

He had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and is now under quarantine at the CSMC.