By Rodrigo S. Victoria
NAVAL, Biliran — The provincial government of Biliran started inoculation of health workers at the launching ceremony for the COVID-19 vaccination program at the Biliran Provincial Hospital (BPH) on March 10.
Some 20 health care workers of the Biliran Provincial Hospital were the first batch among the identified and submitted list of 215 BPH health care workers to DOH-8 for COVID-19 vaccination.
Some 100 Sinovac vaccines arrived in Biliran on March 10 for inoculation to the BPH health care workers. Inoculation of the Sinovac vaccines started on March 10 until March 12.
Dr. Nathaniel Borromeo, a BPH medical doctor, is the first Biliranon to receive the Sinovac vaccine.
Borromeo was followed by Dr. Joyce Pla-Caneja, BPH chief of hospital, with no less than Biliran Governor Rogelio J. Espina administering the injection of the Sinovac vaccine.
Some 215 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines are expected to arrive in the province on Friday, March 12, to be inoculated to the remaining BPH health care workers.
The inoculation of the AstraZeneca vaccines to the BPH health care workers will start on Saturday (March 13) until Monday (March 15).
The process of administering the COVID-19 vaccines in the province strictly followed the DOH vaccination processes such as registration, counseling, screening, vaccination, and post vaccination monitoring. (ldl/rsv/PIA Biliran)