OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center (MHARS-MC) started injecting its doctors, nurses, and other medical frontliners with the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine held at New OPD Building, MHARS-MC.
A total of 746 frontliners of MHARS-MC are vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine until April 8.
Medical Center Chief Dr. Jesus Martin Sanciangco III said the second dose is important because it gives 80-90 percent protection against COVID-19. “Dako kaayo na ug ikatabang sa amoa labi na sa MHARS Medical Center nga frontliners kay naa na’y protection sa COVID-19,” he said.
(This can be of big help to us especially the frontliners of MHARS Medical Center since there is now a protection from COVID-19)
The chief stressed that the vaccine is tested and recommended by scientists, infectious disease experts, and even the pope.
“This proves that many other countries and experts recognized the safety, efficacy and stability of the vaccine for use and to be administered to their people,” he added.
Sanciangco encouraged everyone to get vaccinated in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
He also assured the public that despite vaccine rollout of the first and second dose of COVID-19 among the frontliners, they will continue to exercise the minimum health standards such as wearing face masks and shields, maintaining physical distancing, and proper hygiene and sanitation among others.
The recipients will be subjected to strict monitoring against any untoward Adverse Effects Following Immunization (AEFI).
The medical frontliners completed their vaccination one month after they were inoculated with the first dose, March 8. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)