Frontliners initially reluctant to get COVID vaccine

By Ralph John Mijares and Edalyn Acta

ROXAS CITY — Some medical frontliners were initially hesitant to have themselves vaccinated with China-made Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Ernestine Urqiola of the Social Mobilization and Communications committee of Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital said a survey answered by the health frontliners initially revealed that only 40 percent of them are willing to get inoculated.

But after the series of orientations in two weeks, more frontliners have signified their willingness to be vaccinated by the China-made vaccines.

“We were looking forward to having 100 percent of the employees vaccinated,” Urqiola said.

RMPH has a total of 690 medical frontliners.

On March 8, some 650 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived in the province for the inoculation of the province’s medical frontliners.*