COVID-19 jabs drive in Capiz starts

The Capiz province kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination roll out March 10 with the inoculation of medical frontliners of Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital as the province’s COVID-19 referral hospital.

The jabs roll out comes barely a year after the province recorded its first COVID-19 confirmed case, also in March last year.

RMPH OIC Dr. Edmarie Tormon will lead about 92 percent of the hospital’s 690 medical frontliners who will initially benefit from the Department of Health’s initial 650 doses of Sinovac vaccine allocation for the province.

“Health service frontliners must really be the first to take the vaccines that they may also be confident and safe from COVID-19, said Governor Esteban Evan Contreras during a turnover ceremony of the anti-COVID-19 shots on March 8 at the Provincial Health Office Mutli-Purpose Hall in Roxas City.

He also attributed to the medical frontliners the success of the COVID-19 campaign in the province that “we salute you all for that.”

The jabs drive for RMPH frontliners targets to accomodate 128 vaccinees per day. (PIA Capiz)