Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson today, March 7, said his doctor has cleared him to be vaccinated COVID-19.
The governor earlier said he is ready to be inoculated with the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, when it becomes available to his sector, to boost public confidence in it.
The Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the vaccine be administered to persons aged 18 to 59.
Lacson is 61 years old.
However, his doctor informed him that he can be inoculated with either Sinovac or AstraZeneca vaccines, the governor said.
The initial toll out of Sinovac vaccines are of health frontliners, and are not yet available to the general public.
The governor has called on health workers to agree to be vaccinated with Sinovac vaccines if that is what is available so they can be protected.*