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Eastern Visayas gets Sinovac jabs

Elmer Recuerdo

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TACLOBAN CITY — Eastern Visayas has received a fresh batch of Sinovac vaccines intended for healthcare workers in public and private health facilities.

The Department of Health (DoH) in Eastern Visayas said a total of 14,400 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Jelyn Malibago, regional information officer at DoH-8, said the newly arrived vaccines were allocated to the remaining unvaccinated frontline health workers in the region.

The vaccines were immediately transported to the cold storage facility of the DoH regional office.

A total of 22,599 individuals have already been vaccinated in the whole Eastern Visayas since the first batch of vaccines arrived last month. Of this number, 5,348 were from Tacloban City, 4,240 from Leyte, 3,330 from Eastern Samar, 3,058 from Samar, 2,833 from Northern Samar, 1,650 from Ormoc City, 1,376 from Southern Leyte, and 746 from Biliran.

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