BUTUAN CITY, April 8 (PIA) — Not less than 18,000 members of the precedence sectors in Caraga area will likely be receiving jabs for the coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19), with the third batch of vaccines having arrived within the metropolis on Wednesday, April 7.
The Division of Well being (DOH) Caraga obtained 30 packing containers containing 36,000 doses of CoronaVac vaccines from the a million doses procured by the Philippine authorities from the Chinese language producer Sinovac Biotech, the very best variety of vaccine allocation from the present batch.
DOH Caraga Asst. Regional Director Dr. Sadaila Ok. Raki-in stated the present batch of vaccines is meant for the remaining healthcare staff (A1) in Caraga area.
“We’re aiming to vaccinate a complete of 53,362 people belonging to the A1 precedence group. Up to now, round 19,270 have been vaccinated so we nonetheless have greater than half of the goal to vaccinate,” the well being officer stated. Allocation of the most recent batch of vaccines will likely be made public by the regional workplace quickly, she stated.
The DOH Caraga additionally experiences that 98.7% of the earlier batches of vaccines had been already consumed, with solely 200 extra doses at their disposal.
In the meantime, solely 3.5% of the vaccinated inhabitants in Caraga have skilled opposed results following immunization, in accordance with the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) Caraga.
“Three or .15% are severe [cases] and the remaining are minor instances [experiencing] fever, chest pains, sore throat, these form of opposed results following immunization,” stated Perla B. Alvizo, Regional Supervisor.
With the well being division aiming to inoculate all recognized precedence sectors, DOH Caraga reiterated its name to implementing companions and native well being places of work to vaccinate solely these recognized of their masterlist and keep away from giving vaccines to those that don’t belong to the eligible inhabitants. (DMNR/PIA-Caraga)