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Isko Moreno: Medical frontliners priority for 3K Sputnik V doses

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Healthcare workers will be prioritized by the local government for the 3,000 doses of Sputnik V’s COVID-19 vaccine from Russia.

The vaccines arrived on Monday, May 3. The shipment was welcomed by Moreno and Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna.

“Priority dito sa ating mga medical frontliners. ‘Yung mga nasa A1 category na hindi pa nakapagpabakuna,” the mayor said.

Moreno said the Manila Health Department will be coordinating with the directors of the city’s six district hospitals — the Ospital ng Sampaloc, Sta. Ana Hospital, Ospital ng Maynila, Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical Center, Justice Jose Abad Santos Memorial Medical Hospital, and Ospital ng Tondo — to determine how many health care workers were going to get the Sputnik V jab.

In the event that there are still Sputnik V vaccines left after those in the A1 category are served, then they will be available for those in the A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (persons aged 18 to 59 with comorbidities) categories.

With an efficacy rate of 91.6%, Sputnik V is authorized to be used in 64 countries with a total population of over 3.2 billion people.