Manila to get additional 1,500 Sinovac vials

Published March 7, 2021, 9:03 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

The Manila city government will receive an additional 1,500 vials of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac.

This after they finished inoculating 1,499 health workers from the Manila Health Department (MHD) and the city’s six district hospitals on Friday, March 5, four days after they rolled out their own vaccination drive.

(NOEL CELIS / AFP / FILE PHOTO)

The vaccination activity will continue on Monday, March 8, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said in a Facebook post on Sunday, March 7.

On March 1, 3,000 vials of the CoronaVac vaccines, enough for 1,500 people, were turned over to the Manila city government and stored at Sta. Ana Hospital.

The city government began its vaccination drive on March 2, targeting to inoculate up to 200 people per day.

The Manila Public Information Office reported that one vial was broken so they were only able to vaccinate 1,499 health workers.

 
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