Davao City to finish vaccination of private health workers on March 14 – official


The Davao City government is eyeing to complete the Covid-19 vaccination of 2,400 healthcare workers from private hospitals by Sunday, March 14, an official said.

Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, the Head of the Vaccination Cluster of the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force, said as of March 11, 85 percent of medical frontliners in private hospitals have received Sinovac vaccine.

The inoculated healthcare workers were from the Davao Doctor’s Hospital (DDH), San Pedro Hospital (SPH), Brokenshire Hospital, Davao Medical School Foundation Hospital, Davao Adventist Hospital, Metro Davao Medical and Research Center (MDMRC), Holy Spirit Community Hospital, Davao One World Diagnostic Center, the City Health Office (CHO), infirmaries and private clinics.

According to Villafuerte, of the 2,038 vaccinated healthcare workers, 11 were deferred from vaccination because these cases failed to pass the screening stage. Some have pre-existing conditions like hypertension and allergies.

Villafuerte said 11 of the vaccinated individuals experienced a minor adverse event following immunization (AEFI) that includes localized allergies.

But she said these effects are minor and the public should not worry about getting vaccinated.