Ormoc gets Pfizer jabs

The first batch of Pfizer vaccines allotted to Eastern Visayas arrived in Ormoc City on June 22.

The Department of Health regional office said the 1,170 doses would be used to inoculate the remaining medical frontliners, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities.

The National Task Force against COVID-19 identified Ormoc as the first recipient of Pfizer vaccines because it has a cold chain facility and adequate vaccination team.

The DOH regional office said additional Pfizer vaccines would be delivered to Eastern Visayas in the coming weeks.

The task force reiterated its call for local government units to follow the prioritization framework in the implementation of the vaccination program.

In Ilocos Sur, the local governments of Candon and Vigan cities as well as Bantay and Sinait towns also rolled out Pfizer vaccines.

Provincial health officer Carmelita Singson said the 1,170 doses each LGU received should be administered within five days.

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