Antipolo receives additional 1,156 COVID vaccines

Published March 16, 2021, 7:48 AM

by Nel Andrade

Antipolo City continued inoculating its frontliners on Monday (March 15) after receiving an additional 1,156 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac and AstraZeneca over the weekend.

(Jun-Andeng Ynares / MANILA BULLETIN)

The vaccination will be held until Wednesday (March 17) at the Antipolo City Hospital System (ACHS) Annex IV in Barangay Mambugan.

Rely Bernardo, Antipolo City information officer, said the COVID jabs which recently arrived in the city were part of the donated vaccines from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVAX Facility.

The city government started its inoculation program last March 4.

City Mayor Andrea Ynares urged Antipolo residents to register for vaccination online at bit.ly/antipolobantaycovid19.

Ynares said the inoculation of the medical frontliners from the private hospitals, clinics, and laboratories, and the senior citizens in the city will follow as soon as the vaccines that were ordered by the local government arrive.

In a briefing with President Duterte on March 15, Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the second dose of the Sinovac vaccines will be administered 28 days after the first dose was given. Recipients of AstraZeneca, meanwhile, will get their second dose after 12 weeks of the first inoculation.

 
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