THE Department of Health (DOH)-Zamboanga Peninsula announced that the vaccination program will continue until all of the eligible population in the region will be vaccinated.

Dr. Augusto Manolo Alpichi, DOH-Zamboanga Peninsula assistant director, made the announcement as some 12,300 doses consisting of the 29th batch of vaccines for the region arrived here on Thursday, September 2.

Alpichi said 5,280 of the 12,300 doses of vaccines are Sinovac, while the remaining 7,020 doses are Pfizer.

Alpichi said the 29th batch of vaccines is intended for this city and the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur.

“We will not stop until all the eligible population will be vaccinated,” he added.

He said as of September 2, they have received a total of 2,404,830 doses of vaccines.

He said these are as follows: Sinovac, 2,031,600; AstraZeneca, 187,700; Janssen, 109,200; Pfizer, 60,330; Gamaleya, 8,100; and Moderna, 7,900.

Meanwhile, the Zamboanga del Sur Integrated Provincial Health Office received in the afternoon of Thursday, September 2, some 1,200 doses of Pfizer vaccines.

These are among the 7,020 doses of Pfizer vaccines that arrived Thursday morning in Zamboanga City. (SunStar Zamboanga)

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