BUTUAN CITY: The Department of Health in Caraga Region (DOH-13) formally received 9,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines on Friday.
The vaccines arrived at around 11 a.m. at the Bancasi Airport here through Philippine Airlines Flight PR2934.
DOH-13 director Jose R. Llacuna Jr. spearheaded the acceptance and supervised the unloading of the vaccines and the delivery from the airport to a designated storage area.
In a press conference conducted on Thursday, Llacuna said the Caraga Region targets to inoculate around 4,500 healthcare workers on the priority list.
“The priority workers are presently working in 11 level-2 public and private hospitals in the different provinces in the region,” Llacuna said.
The vaccines are now stored at the DOH-13 facility in Barangay Doongan here.
The vaccination of the health workers in the region is expected to commence on Monday.