The Pasig City government on Tuesday started its inoculation rollout with over 100 medical frontliners set to receive Sinovac's vaccine against COVID-19 at the Pasig City General Hospital.
COVID-19 Referral Center Hospital Incident Commander Dr. Nerissa Sabarre, chief pharmacist Bernadette Bajit, and infectious disease specialist Dr. Karla Bañares received the first shots in the city.
“Dito po sa ating mga ospital, magsisimula tayo sa 100 plus sa ating healthcare professionals,” Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said during the symbolic vaccination event.
Sotto expressed optimism that more healthcare workers and residents will decide to get inoculated against COVID-19.
He said they will respect the decision of those who will refuse to get vaccinated or preferred other COVID-19 vaccine brands.
Sotto encouraged his constituents to trust the experts’ position on the safety and efficacy of these vaccines.
According to a report of Ivan Mayrina on Balitanghali, 600 doses of Sinovac vaccines were given to Pasig City.
Only 153 medical frontliners or 10% of the total number of medical frontliners in the city have registered for the inoculation.
The vaccination of the scheduled recipients is expected to be finished by Wednesday.
National Task Force Against COVID-19 deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon attended the ceremony and also advised the public to take advantage of available COVID-19 vaccines.
Dizon received a Sinovac vaccine on Monday. --Joviland Rita/KBK, GMA News