AFP’s vaccine delivery in full gear, almost 15,000 inoculated
CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) transported a total of 39,000 vials of coronavirus vaccines to military treatment facilities (MTFs) and inoculated 14,969 front line personnel around the country as of Thursday, March 11. “The AFP’s delivery of the coronavirus vaccines is now in full gear in support of the government’s vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. With the ongoing distribution and inoculation of our frontline personnel, we hope to contribute to the speedy restoration of normalcy in the country,” Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, AFP Chief of Staff said. As of this report, 16 MTFs in Luzon were able to receive 30,600 vials of the Coronvac vaccines from Sinovac, of which 13,555 personnel were vaccinated. Among the facilities in the National Capital Region were V. Luna Medical Center, Camp Aguinaldo Station Hospital, Philippine Army General Hospital, Philippine Air Force General Hospital, and Manila Naval Hospital. Also from Luzon were Wallace Air Station Medical Infirmary and Naval Station Ogbenar Medical Station in La Union; Fort Del Pilar Station Hospital in Benguet; Fort Magsaysay Station Hospital in Nueva Ecija; Basa Air Base Hospital and Air Force City Hospital in Pampanga; Camp Aquino Station Hospital in Tarlac; Camp Guillermo Nakar Station Hospital in Lucena; Cavite Naval Hospital; Camp Elias Angeles Station Hospital in Camarines Sur; and Naval Station Julhasan Arasain Medical Dispensary in Albay. In Visayas, 4,200 vials were delivered in five MTFs with 684 frontline personnel already vaccinated. The facilities were Camp Peralta Station Hospital in Capiz; Benito N Ebuen Air Base Hospital, Camp Lapu-Lapu Station Hospital and Naval Base Rafael Ramos Medical Dispensary in Cebu; and Camp Vicente Lukban Station Hospital in Samar. Six MTFs in Mindanao received 4,200 doses with 730 personnel vaccinated. The medical facilities were Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Misamis Oriental; Camp Panacan Station Hospital in Davao del Norte; Camp Manuel T Yan Sr Station Hospital in Davao City; Camp Gonzalo H Siongco Station Hospital in Maguindanao; Camp Navarro General Hospital and Edwin Andrews Air Base Hospital in Zamboanga Del Sur. The AFP continues to utilize its land and air assets for the continuous delivery of vaccines to other authorized vaccination facilities nationwide. Just recently, the newly acquired Blackhawk helicopters were deployed to deliver 1,800 doses of CoronaVac and 58 boxes of personal protective equipment to Basco, Batanes.
“The full cooperation of our members, especially our front line personnel is needed if we are to make significant milestones in our fight against COVID-19. With them protected, our regular members too can avail of the safe and effective vaccines to further reinforce our collective measures to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our country from the effects of the pandemic,” said Lieutenant General Sobejana.///
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