ILOILO CITY, April 8 (PIA) – – To this point, a complete of 727 frontline well being staff within the island-province of Guimaras have acquired their first dose of coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines after an extra 144 had been inoculated on April 6.
Of the entire variety of vaccinees, in keeping with Guimaras Provincial Data Officer Leizl Galan-Gatinao, round 627 had been inoculated with Sinovac vaccine and 100 with AstraZeneca vaccine which the provincial authorities acquired from the Division of Well being (DOH) 6.
It was on March 12 when the provincial authorities of Guimaras started its COVID 19 vaccination after it acquired its preliminary 100 doses of China agency’s Sinovac vaccines from DOH 6 on March 11.
Precedence recipients had been well being staff from Buenavista Emergency Hospital, Dr. Catalino Gallego Provincial Hospital and Nueva Valencia District Hospital.
Gatinao mentioned Barangay Well being Emergency Response Groups and personnel manning screening posts to ports within the province had been additionally given their first dose of the donated COVID 19 vaccine.
Governor Samuel Gumarin thanked the DOH 6 and the nationwide authorities for the vaccines which he thought-about essential as healthcare staff are on the frontline within the battle towards the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apart from the vaccines supplied by the nationwide authorities, the provincial authorities of Guimaras may even procure COVID-19 vaccines for Guimarasnons.
On April 7, Guimaras recorded a brand new COVID 19 case bringing its provincewide complete to 391. The brand new case is a 90-year-old male from New Poblacion, Buenavista.
Of the province’s seven energetic COVID-19 instances, 5 are from the municipality of Buenavista and two from Nueva Valencia. A complete of 377 have recovered whereas seven died from the illness. (JSC/laf/PIA6-Iloilo/Picture courtesy of LGU Guimaras)