3 cities roll out Sinovac vaccines
The Philippine Star|March 06, 2021
The cities of Makati, Caloocan and Navotas yesterday kicked off their COVID-19 vaccination programs, using the jabs made by Chinese drug firm Sinovac Biotech.
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Healthcare workers at the Ospital ng Makati (Osmak) were the first to receive Sinovac jabs, led by its medical director Dr. Vergel Binay.

“To tell you frankly, I experienced fear of vaccination just like other health frontliner… Because it’s Sinovac. In the past several days the vaccine has been surrounded by scandals, politics and rumors,” he said in Filipino in a speech.

Binay considers the arrival of Sinovac’s vaccines as an “answered prayer.”

“With Sinovac now here… I have decided that the fear of vaccination would be replaced by the fear of having more people dying and suffering,” he said.

He also called the Sinovac vaccine a “solution we are waiting for, a symbol of reconciliation.”

Like public health and government officials, Binay explained the Sinovac vaccine uses the inactivated virus, triggering the body to produce antibodies once it is injected.

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