A total of 210,000 additional doses of Pfizer vaccines was received by the Department of Health (DOH) in region 7 (Central Visayas). According to the DOH 7 spokesperson, Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the additional covid vaccines might still be allocated only to the vaccination posts in Metro Cebu. This is due to the stingiest storage requirements of the covid vaccines, and the training needed for administering them.
Total Vaccines in Central Visayas
According to Dr. Loreche, 54,400 additional Sinovac doses arrived in Central Visayas last Tuesday, June 8, a total of 6,000 doses were distributed to Bohol which will serve as first and second doses for 3,000 individuals. On the other hand, 20,000 doses were allocated for Cebu; another 20,000 doses for Negros Oriental; 4,000 for Siquijor; 1,600 doses for Cebu City; 1,200 for Lapu-Lapu City; 600 doses for Mandaue City, and 1,000 doses were retained as a buffer at the DOH 7.
Back in In April, only 51% of Health Workers in Central Visayas Vaccinated. Central Visayas received 119,760 doses of Covid-19 vaccine—89,760 doses of CoronaVac vaccine and 30,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.
Of the 814,775 healthcare workers, senior citizens, and individuals with comorbidities who are eligible for vaccination in the region, only 237,481 have so far received their first dose as of June 9. Of the number, a total of 98,094 have been fully vaccinated with the complete two doses.
Vaccination in the Philippines
1,681,722 individuals have been fully vaccinated (as of June 8, 2021)
2,951,104 have received their first dose (as of June 8, 2021)
A total of 6,314,548 doses have been administered nationwide.
The National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 announced that another 1 million doses of Sinovac vaccines will have been delivered in the Philippine last Thursday noon (June 10, 2021). They were expected to arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said that an additional 2,279,160 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were expected to arrive from Covax, making Thursday’s deliveries the biggest in a single day. The new deliveries form part of the 11,058,000 doses that are expected to arrive this June.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier said he was expecting 5.5 million doses from Sinovac, one million doses of Sputnik V from Gamaleya in Russia, 250,000 doses from Moderna, around 2.28 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and 2.028 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.