Add'l 36K Covid-19 jabs arrive in Caraga

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MORE VACCINES. A total of 36,000 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines arrived in Caraga Region on Wednesday afternoon (April 7, 2021). Caraga Region is nearing the 100 percent completion of its target for the initial vaccine rollout. (Photo grabbed from DOH-13 FB Page)

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Health in Caraga Region (DOH-13) received on Wednesday afternoon the additional 36,000 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines.

The Sinovac vaccines were formally accepted by DOH-13 Assistant Regional Director Sadaila Raki-in at the Bancasi Airport here.

The vaccines are now stored at the cold-chain facility of DOH-13 in Barangay Doongan.

“Around 18,000 members of the priority groups for the vaccination in the Caraga region will benefit from the newly-arrived vaccines,” Raki-in told reporters in a press conference.

She added that Caraga Region is nearing the 100 percent completion of its target for the initial vaccine rollout.

Data from DOH-13 indicated that a total of 19,270 front-line health workers were already vaccinated as of April 5.

A total of 59,740 doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines were already delivered to Caraga Region as of April 6, data released by the National Task Force Against Covid-19 show. (PNA) 

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