NegOcc expects to receive share of Moderna vaccine

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The first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, composed of 249,000 doses, in the country Sunday night, with Negros Occidental expecting to receive a share of it.

While he is not aware of any schedule  of delivery of the Moderna vaccine to the province, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the logistics is ready, including the ultra-low freezers for its storage.

The Department of Health has been regularly sending anti-COVID vaccines to Negros Occidental.

Meanwhile, about 1,000 residents of Silay and Talisay cities, as well as Hinigaran, majority of whom are indigent senior citizens, availed of Pfizer vaccines at the Negros Residences and Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital vaccination centers.

          Diaz said the province targets to inoculate 5,000 Negrenses with Pfizer by Friday, July 2, and the remaining 11,700 doses will be kept for the second shot of the vaccinees.

He added that the province is also getting 34,000  more doses of Sinovac vaccines within this week.

          Diaz said that the Department of Health and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson are happy over the results of of vaccination activities in Negros Occidental, as DOH responded by sending more vaccines to the province.

          The DOH reported Monday the arrival of one million more doses of Sinovac vaccine, bringing to 6.5 million doses delivered to the country this month. — GB