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Husband, wife give each other COVID-19 shot at Tala hospital


A couple who are both frontliners at the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium (Tala Hospital) in Caloocan City have administered each other’s vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

According to Mariz Umali’s report on “24 Oras” on Tuesday, Dr. Charlie Soler vaccinated his wife, Julie Anne, who is a nurse at the hospital. Julie Anne then gave her husband the COVID-19 jab.

“‘Di siya sweet kasi it’s more on gantihan,” Charlie jested.

Meanwhile, Julie Anne said she was nervous but not due to the vaccine, but because her husband was the one administering it.

“Kasi ‘yong asawa ko ‘yong tutusok sa’kin. Baka galit ‘yong maitusok dito,” she jested.

The couple said they felt nothing after the inoculation.

Further, 57 more employees at the Tala hospital received the vaccine on Tuesday.

Of the 57, three experienced high blood pressure, pain at the injection site and headache.

“Part pa rin ‘to ng fear ng pasyente. Na-extend ‘yong kaniyang fear sa bodily symptom. Marami na silang nababasa sa social media kung ano ‘yong mga give-or-take scenario so ‘yon ‘yong pinaka-fear nila, na-instill na nila sa utak nila. Adverse effects ay nasa categories siya ng mild,” Tala hospital chief Dr. Alfonso Famaran, Jr said.

The vaccination rollout at the Tala hospital will last until Friday.

On Monday, the Philippines started its COVID-19 vaccination program after receiving 600,000 doses of Sinovac from China.—Ma. Angelica Garcia/LDF, GMA News

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