Beginning Of The End As Cebu Covid Vaccination On
Manila Bulletin|March 5, 2021
CEBU CITY — The COVID-19 vaccination program in Cebu was underway yesterday in a ceremony that was described as the “beginning of the end of the pandemic.”
Calvin Cordova

Dr. Gerardo Aquino Jr., medical chief of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), received Sinovac’s CoronaVac, becoming the first recipient of a COVID-19 vaccine in Cebu.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque graced the rollout of the vaccination program which was held at VSMMC’s Center for Behavioral Sciences building.

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