Twenty four more healthcare professionals were inoculated in the second rollout of Sinovac vaccines at the Bacolod City Government Center on Sunday, March 7.
Psychiatrist, Dr. Jocelyn Gayares, and Dr. Raymond Wong, both medical consultants at the Riverside Medical Center Inc. (RMCI), were among those who were vaccinated.
“We want to send a strong message to the community that these doctors, who care for your good health, affirm that the vaccines are safe and we need to avail of them,” said Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical data and analysis of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during the rollout organized by the city’s COVID-19 Vaccination Council (CoVaC).
The initial doses received by the medical professionals form part of around 6,300 Sinovac-made CoronaVac vials allocated by the Department of Health for two hospitals in Bacolod.
Sorongon said the vaccine allocation will cater to 3,150 healthcare workers in the city.
He added that the vaccines are necessary to eventually stop the spread of COVID-19./WDJ