The Iloilo City Government thanked private companies for donating vaccines giving protection to the Ilonggos against Covid-19.
Mayor Jerry Treñas credited strong public-private partnership which supported the successful vaccination rollout towards economic recovery.
City Hall received a total of 23,000 doses AstraZeneca; 6,000 doses Moderna; and 2,158 doses Sinovac from business sector.
These included International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), Razons Group and MORE Power; First Philippine Holdings Corp. and Lopez Group; Ayala Land; SM Hotels and Convention Corp. and SM Foundation; Palawan Pawnshop; Amosup Seamen’s Hospital; Philippine Chamber of Commerce Iloilo; and Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The City Government also donated 45,000 doses AstraZeneca to municipalities and provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras.
Treñas encouraged adults eligible to get their booster shot as well as for their kids 5-11 to get vaccinated in preparation for possible face-to-face classes.
City Hall has so far received some 200,000 doses only and still expecting 400,000 doses of its own purchased vaccines due to delayed deliveries from AstraZeneca.
Several areas have requested the City Government to be given extra vaccines because they have limited supply.
Both donations being received and given by the City Government went through approval by the City Council.
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Covid-19 focal person Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna said the city posted 92.11% vax consumption from the 1.1-million doses of various vaccines from the Department of Health.
Reports from: Alexandra Jover/Iloilo City PIO