By Helen Castano | 11:58 AM March 06, 2021
Dr. Lawrence Elliot Tirol, senior executive assistant of Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital, takes pride to be the first recipient in Bohol to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac (Sinovac).

The province of Bohol has started the rollout of its Covid-19 inoculation with a successful ceremonial vaccination conducted at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The GCGM is the first hospital in the province to rollout the vaccines against Covid-19 with Dr. Lawrence Elliot Tirol, senior executive assistant, as the first to receive the CoronaVac dose from the donations of China.

Dr. Mutya Kismet Macuno, medical center chief, said several workers see the event as a symbol of renewed hope for the country which has been experiencing the massive impact of the pandemic for almost a year.

There were 2,860 vials arrived in Bohol.

Of the 1,078 staff and employees, only 1,002 signed to be vaccinated.

The prescribed process of rollout at PGH was followed which started from the waiting area, prescreening which covers checking of temperature, blood pressure, vital signs, the administration of the vaccine in the third stage, and monitoring in the fourth stage.

No adverse effects have been reported so far from the Sinovac-developed vaccine.

The vaccination will continue until all the 2,860 doses of vaccines received by the hospital are fully utilized.

Also attended the ceremonial vaccination were Gov. Art Yap and Bohol 1st district Congressman Edgar Chatto.

By Bohol Island News

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