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Covid-19 vaccines flown in

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (October 27, 2021) – Dr. Edvir Jane Montañer (right), regional immunization program manager of the Department of Health – Center for Health Development XII, oversees the arrival and transport of Covid-19 vaccines on October 20 at the General Santos City Airport. The vaccine shipment came all the way from DOH National Office in Manila to General Santos City Airport via Cebu Pacific flight 5J995. The vaccines arrived at 4:41 pm and were immediately transported to the different recipient local government units through a refrigerated container van. Of the 32 boxes intended for General Santos City Health Office, Polomolok Rural Health Unit, and Sarangani Provincial Health Office, four boxes containing 6,000 vials of Sinovac and two boxes containing 1,755 vials of Pfizer were allocated for Sarangani PHO. “This is the first time in Sarangani na direct ‘yung allocation natin from DOH Manila to our storage in Sarangani,” said Maria Razel Bustria, provincial NIP (National Immunization Program) coordinator. Bustria said the vaccines the province had just received will be immediately distributed to its seven municipalities “for A1 frontline health workers, A2 senior citizens, A3 adult with co-morbidities, A4 essential workers, and A5 indigent population.” (Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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