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Pasig, Navotas, Caloocan start vaccination of persons with comorbidities

Several local governments in Metro Manila began vaccinating persons with comorbidities amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

According to Ian Cruz’s report on “24 Oras” on Wednesday, persons with comorbidities in Pasig City were inoculated with the AstraZeneca shot.

Those who have been vaccinated were given vaccination record cards.

As of March 30, the city government said over 11,000 residents were already vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Navotas City government also began vaccinating persons with comorbidities using the 300 Sinovac doses.

After vaccination, the individuals were observed for 30 minutes to see if there were any adverse effects.

Meanwhile, Caloocan City also inoculated individuals who are 18 to 59 years old with comorbidities.

Under the government’s prioritization list, the vaccination rollout in the country will start with frontline health workers, followed by indigent senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, remaining senior citizens, remaining indigent population, and uniformed personnel.

Over 656,000 people in the Philippines have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of March 27, the Department of Health said.—Ma. Angelica Garcia/LDF, GMA News