DOH 7 receives 2,850 more Sputnik V doses

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 received an additional 2,850 doses of Gamaleya’s Sputnik V vaccine on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 chief pathologist and Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) spokesperson, announced on Wednesday, July 14, that 2,550 doses of the vaccines will be given as first and second doses to 1,275 eligible individuals.

Loreche was unable to provide the names of local government units (LGUs) that will be recipients of the Russian made Sputnik V.

The remaining 300 doses will be used to inoculate 300 persons in Cebu City who already received their first dose of the vaccine and are awaiting the schedule of their second dose.

With the additional 2,850 doses of Sputnik V vaccine, Central Visayas has already received a total of 1,013,730 doses of Covid-19 vaccines—540,360 doses of Sinovac, 224,200 doses of AstraZeneca, 241,020 doses of Pfizer, and 8,150 doses of Gamaleya.

Johnson and Moderna

Moreover, Loreche said Metro Cebu and Cebu Province will be initially allocated 203,833 doses of the soon-to-arrive, donated Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the Covax facility.

Should the vaccine supply be delivered to the region, she said, they will have to follow the guidance of the facility on who will be given such vaccines.

Loreche also said there is an upcoming delivery of 250,800 doses of Moderna vaccine in the country by July 15, Thursday; however, the DOH 7 is still awaiting advice if the region will be given an allocation from these vaccines.

Inoculated persons

Based on the data from all private and public vaccination centers in Cebu, a total of 128,553 individuals had already received their complete two doses of the vaccine as of Tuesday, July 13—60,668 are from Cebu City; 20,783 are from Mandaue City; 8,919 are from Lapu-Lapu City; and 38,183 are from Cebu Province.

Persons waiting for their second dose number 247,832.

For the Project Balik Buhay Covid-19 vaccination initiative, registration for vaccination per company and organization is ongoing until July 31.

Regionwide, a total of 186,557 individuals have already received both their first and second doses, while 342,746 others have received their first dose already.

Bohol had fully vaccinated 33,028 individuals; Negros Oriental, 16,673 individuals; and Siquijor, 8,303 individuals. (WBS)