Iloilo COVID program on track, governor declares

Published June 10, 2021, 5:12 PM

by Tara Yap

DEFENSOR. (Tara Yap)
ILOILO CITY – The vaccination program against COVID-19 in Iloilo is on track, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. declared.

“We have devised an equitable formula of distribution so that no one will be left out,” Defensor emphasized during a press conference Thursday, June 10.

Defensor said the vaccination program for the local government units (LGUs) of the 42 towns and component city has been cascaded since first week of March when the first batches of vaccines were distributed by the national government through the Department of Health (DOH).

Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon, Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said the province received almost 99,000 COVID-19 vaccines from the DOH –Sinovac of China and AztraZeneca’s AZD1222.

As of June 9, 20,443 individuals have been fully vaccinated when they received their second dose, with 69,134 individuals receiving their first dose.

The governor clarified that the Iloilo provincial government is dependent on what the national government is sending as the ones the provincial government ordered has not yet arrived.

“Rest assured all of our LGUs have their equitable share of the vaccines,” Defensor added.