Manila–The DOH said 34 hospitals will receive the first 117,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which the Philippines obtained through the COVAX Facility.
According to Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, out of the 34 hospitals, 32 are in the National Capital Region (NCR), considered as "eligible to receive the vaccines," while two are in Davao and Cebu. Where, the medical and non-medical workers in the said hospitals, would be given the priority of being vaccinated first.
Vergeire said that these hospitals were asked to submit to the DOH their “verified list of vaccinees plus their quick substitution list (QSL).”
“As of today, most of our hospitals were already able to submit their complete lists. There are just some hospitals that are still completing their QSLs,” she said.
The Philippine General Hospital is one of the hospitals that will receive the vaccines and are currently preparing its QSL to avoid the wasting of each dose.
The vaccination program had enough support from PGH workers where 6,000 or 94 percent of workers agreed to be vaccinated. Higher than the 74 percent that was initially posted by a survey last January.
Though the government expected the Pfizer vaccines to be delivered this February 15, Vergeire said the delay allowed the government more time to refine and polish the roll-out of the vaccines.
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