CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Department of Health (DOH)-10 inoculated on Sunday, March 7, the hospital staff of Capitol University Medical Center (CUMC) as part of the government’s vaccination rollout plan against COVID-19.
As region 10 received its first batch of 17,400 vials of Sinovac vaccines, the DOH-10 sought to inoculate level 2 and 3 hospitals catering to COVID-19 cases until March 12, prioritizing the safety of health workers in the front lines.
“We assure the public that the vaccines, which were given emergency authority use (EUA)by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) are safe and can help prevent death, hospitalization, and severe cases of COVID-19,” DOH-10 OIC-Assistant Regional Director Dr. David Mendoza said.
As a private hospital with 786 personnel eligible for vaccination, Mendoza emphasized that the government is not only focused on supporting government facilities but working also alongside private medical facilities during this pandemic such as CUMC, Polymedic Medical Plaza, and more.
According to DOH-10, the vaccination is only voluntary but it is still intensifying its campaign for the vaccine rollout to achieve 70 percent coverage to attain herd immunity.
CUMC medical director, Dr. Jesus Jardin, has appreciated the support for its health personnel and staff. “We are thankful to the DOH and our government for prioritizing our frontline health workers, especially those in the warzone against COVID-19”, he said. (VPSB/PIA10)