Eastern Visayas receives 23,000 Moderna vaccines; Samar LGUs conducts vaccination roll-out

Eastern Visayas already received a total of 23,000 Moderna vaccines. Meanwhile, Samar local government units, Calbiga and Calbayog City, conducted a vaccination roll-out on October 5, 2021. Photo: CAAP VIII/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY — Eastern Visayas received a total of 23,000 doses of Moderna Vaccine, according to the Department of Health Eastern Visayas (DOH-EV).

13,900 doses were pre-allocated and directly transported to Leyte's Cold Storage Facility province, 5,000 doses for Northern Samar, 3,300 doses for Southern Leyte, and 800 doses for Tacloban City's first and second dose vaccine roll-out.

The vaccination roll-out in Eastern Visayas is ongoing, and it is intended to protect the general public from hospitalization or any severe form of COVID-19 that might occur. 

Vaccination roll-out on Samar LGUs

Meanwhile, on October 5, 2021, the municipality of Calbiga, Samar, conducted a Moderna Vaccination Roll-out. Despite the inclement weather, the LGU proceeded with the roll-out.

A total of 500 residents from priority groups A1 (HCWs), Expanded A1 (OFWs and immediate family of HCWs), A2 (Senior Citizens), A3 (Persons with comorbidities), A4 (Economic frontline personnel), and A5 (Indigent population) were vaccinated.

Rural Health Unit of Calbiga Municipal Health Officer Dr. Cristina C. Abaigar led the activity. Development Management Officers Deogenes Daradal and Lucy Milagros Abanatao were also present to help with the project.

Ms. Deogenes Daradal and Ms. Lucia Milagros Abanatao, Development Management Officers, were also present to assist with the activity.

Simultaneously, the Calbayog LGU administered 1,019 doses of Moderna Vaccine at three vaccination sites. Three vaccination teams inoculated the priority groups A1-A5. 

Furthermore, the city assigned four vaccination supervisors to oversee the concurrent activity, with Dr. Justiniano assigned to the Dagum Covered Court, Dr. Alovera assigned to the San Policarpo Covered Court, and Dr. Aguilar assigned to the NSSWU. Dr. Romano was the overall supervisor who checked in on all vaccination sites in collaboration with the city's DMO, Ms. Annalisa Babon. —Tacloban News Update (Source: DOH-EV)
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