Thousands of vaccine doses arrived for Bicol use, but a sizeable number is intended for use in second doses.
19,680 doses of Coronavac (Sinovac vaccines) were delivered at the Legazpi City Airport Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
The vaccines were then transported to the DOH Bicol CHD for inventory.
The vaccines will be allocated to the provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon.
Allocated doses for Catanduanes and Masbate will be directly delivered to the island provinces.
The distribution breakdown is as follows:
Albay: 3840 doses
Camarines Norte: 1400 doses
Camarines Sur: 9520 doses
Sorsogon: 4920 doses
Majority of vaccine doses are reserved for second doses of vaccines to persons belonging to the A1, A2, and A3 priority groups.