CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – With the assurance of regular and steady delivery of vaccines, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) resumed the rollout of Coronavac doses to unvaccinated personnel on Monday, June 14.
“With full confidence in our government’s pursuit of promoting the interests of our people, the AFP leadership urges all its members to wholeheartedly support the national vaccination program,” General Cirilito Sobejana, AFP Chief of Staff said.
The Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital received an initial sum of 500 Coronavac doses for personnel assigned at the AFP General Headquarters in Quezon City.
The National Vaccination Operations Center released an advisory on June 10 assuring the regular and steady delivery of 20.5 million doses of Coronavac also known as the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine up to end of October 2021.
The AFP is yet to receive additional doses it requested for Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) in the National Capital Region including the Army General Hospital, Manila Naval Hospital and Air Force General Hospital.
“The AFP extends its gratitude to the national government and the persevering teams that tirelessly work hard to bring these much-needed vaccines. The steady delivery of the doses shall bring immense benefits that the people need in order to restore normalcy in the country,” General Sobejana said.
The AFP completed the delivery of the 70,000 Sinovac vaccines to MTFs nationwide on April 29.
As of June 11, a total of 34,978 AFP personnel have already received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine while 34,390 already got their second dose.
Meanwhile, 3,339 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines have been delivered to MTFs in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao as of June 10.
A total of 1,667 AFP personnel have already received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccines while 1,155 got their second dose.///