“Basically in two to three weeks, we will be able to utilize this (the vaccines) because we already had a plan of rolling it out, hospitals had been advised already, and they are prepared, and we start the rollout today.”
Ito ang ipinahayag ni Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire hinggil sa plano ng pamahalaan na tapusin sa loob ng dalawa hanggang tatlong linggo ang pamamahagi ng unang batch ng Sinovac vaccines na dumating sa bansa.
“We are looking at two weeks for us to be able to roll it out properly, and then, we will have the next two weeks to monitor if there would still be a quick substitution list that will be used,” saad ng tagapagsalita ng Kagawaran.
Nitong Linggo, Pebrero 28, dumating na sa bansa ang 600,000 doses ng Sinovac vaccines na ibinahagi ng gobyerno ng China sa Pilipinas. Nito lamang Lunes, Marso 1, opisyal na ring sinimulan ang pamamahagi nito sa medical frontliners at ilang mga opisyal ng pamahalaan.
Bagama’t umarangkada na ang pagtuturok ng bakuna laban sa Coronavirus disease 2019 o COVID-19, pinaalalahanan ni DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III ang publiko na huwag pakasiguro at patuloy pa ring isagawa ang minimum public health standards upang makaiwas sa virus.
“Hindi tayo maging pwedeng pabaya. Wala pang datos na nakakapagpakita na the vaccines can actually serve as a barrier to transmission. There is not enough data to support that theory. Ang kanilang magandang epekto is they will prevent you or reduce symptomatic cases and asymptomatic cases as well — to prevent progression to severe disease and therefore prevent hospitalization and prevent death,” paliwanag ng Kalihim.
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