A total of 50 health workers from the Ospital ng Parañaque received the first dose of China-made Sinovac vaccine at the start of Parañaque City government’s vaccination rollout.
Ospital ng Parañaque I and 2 director, Dr. Jefferson Pagsisihan, was the first to receive the Sinovac vaccine followed by Dr. Patrick Ismael Dela Cruz, Parañaque’s chief of clinics, to erase fear among the health workers to get vaccinated.
Pagsisihan said the city government will administer the Sinovac vaccine to another batch of health workers on Monday totaling to 100, Tuesday with 100, and Wednesday with 50.
He said the city initially received 600 doses of Sinovac vaccines to be administered to 300 individuals who will be inoculated twice.
The hospital director said that Secretary Vince Dizon, deputy chief implementer of the National Task Force COVID-19, who was present during the vaccination rollout announced that another batch of vaccines will be given to the city.
According to Dizon, the city will also get AstraZeneca vaccines which arrived in the country on Wednesday night (March 4).
Mayor Edwin Olivarez, who was present during the vaccination rollout, said in his message to the medical workers that they are the new heroes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Olivarez thanked the health workers for their untiring work and sacrifice to help the city government in taking care of patients afflicted with the virus.
“At the end of the tunnel, we can already see the light which means with the arrival of the vaccines in the country, the COVID-19 pandemic may now end,” Olivarez said.