Medical professionals and administrative personnel from two Level 3 hospitals in Bacolod City received Sinovac shots during the third vaccination rollout in this city, Monday.
All in all, vaccinated were 16 workers from the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) and the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital (Riverside Medical Center) get inoculated with the China-made CoronaVac vaccine.
Dr. Edwin Miraflor, who represented Mayor Evelio Leonardia at the RMC vaccinations, said “We hope this message resonates down to the community that more of you will now agree to get vaccinated. More than this, I hope that our people will greatly realize that the development and approval of a safe and effective vaccine less than a year after the emergence of a new virus is a stunning scientific achievement and a much needed source of hope.”
At the CLMMRH, seven medical frontliners and two administrative personnel were vaccinated, with Infection Diseases Specialist Dr. Carina Frayco as first recipient.
At the RMC, six medical frontliners and one corporate officer received the vaccine shots. Inoculated were Dr. Jose Pepito Malapitan, acting assistant medical director, and Dr. Evram Corral, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.
The initial doses received by the medical frontliners of RMC and CLMMRH were part of around 6,300 CoronaVac vials allocated by the Department of Health to the two hospitals in Bacolod City.*