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First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Palawan

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The first batch of coronavirus vaccines from Sinovac have arrived in Palawan today.

A total of 4,800 doses were allocated to Palawan. It was delivered through Philippine Air Force Aircraft at the Antonio Bautista Air Base.

Of the total jabs, 1,200 doses are earmarked for Palawan medical frontliners.

“Ang mga Sinovac vaccines ay agad na dinala sa Cold Storage Facility ng Provincial Health Office para sa tamang pag-imbak nito. Ang mga bakuna na nakalaan naman sa medical frontliners ng Culion ay agad na sinakay sa private aircraft ni Gob. Alvarez para ihatid sa naturang bayan,” said the provincial government.

Six hundred frontliners from Roxas Medicare Hospital, Southern Palawan Provincial Hospital in Brooke’s Point, and Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital are the priority of the said vaccines.

Present during the arrival of the vaccines were Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez, PDDRMO Jerry Alili, Acting Provincial Health Officer Dr. Faye Labrador, 3rd District Congressman Gil Acosta Jr, Department of Health representatives, and representatives of City Government of Puerto Princesa.

Also in attendance were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea together with Philippine Air Force officials.