The Department of Health – Cordillera (DOH – CAR) Regional Vaccination Operations Center reported that Sinovac vaccination started in Abra last March 8 and as of March 11, 453 eligible population were already inoculated. This is considered as 100 percent accomplishment as two vials or doses out of the 455 vaccines allocated to the province were reported as wastage.
Recipients of the vaccines are health workers from Abra Provincial Hospital and Seares Hospital, both level 1 hospitals, and from eight infirmaries namely Bangued Christian Hospital, La Paz District Hospital, Bucay Municipal Hospital, Villaviciosa Medicare and Community Hospital, Dolores Medicare and Community Hospital, St. Therese Wellness Center and Valera Medical Hospital.
For those health workers who are not eligible or missed during the Sinovac vaccination, they would get the Astra Zeneca vaccine. DOH – CAR is waiting for their masterlist for the allocation of the AZ vaccine.
As per DOH data, Abra is currently under low risk epidemic level with negative (-) 92 percent two-week growth rate and 0.03 Average Daily Attack Rate. Abra also has zero or no active case since March 5.
The province has a total of 198 confirmed cases with 195 recoveries and three deaths.
Meanwhile, DOH-CAR Assistant Regional Director Amelia Pangilinan, in a press conference reminded the public that along with the rollout of the government vaccination program in the region, the public must remain vigilant and strictly adhere to the minimum health standards and safety protocols to protect themselves from the Coronavirus disease. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)
By Carlito C. Dar