88 CCMC workers get vaccinated today
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Medical Center health workers have finally been vaccinated against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) upon the fervent request of Mayor Edgardo Labella.
At least 88 doctors, nurses, and other health workers have been vaccinated with Sinovac for the first of the three-day vaccination program in the hospital.
CCMC administrator Yvonne Cania-Feliciano said the hospital has been allocated 530 doses of the vaccines, and with two doses needed for each individual, at least 265 of the workers can avail of the vaccination.
There are at least 400 health workers who have confirmed to avail the vaccination at CCMC and the other CCMC-run medical facilities such as the Guba Hospital and the Cebu City Quarantine Center (CCMC).
Feliciano assured that those who will not be vaccinated for the first tranche will be vaccinated in the next.
The real target of CCMC for the vaccination of all its facilities is 800 workers, but only half of that agreed to get the vaccine for now.
The CCMC hopes that the workers will have a more positive attitude to the vaccination program because any vaccine would provide a layer of protection to them.
“Basin pa diay sa mga sunod nga adlaw daghan pang maencourage magpabakuna,” said Feliciano.
Mayor Labella already said in previous statements that the CCMC will be a priority for the second batch of vaccines allocated to Cebu City, mostly from the brand, AstraZeneca.
The city has prioritized the health workers for the vaccination program because of their proxomity to COVID-19 patients. /rcg
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