Bulacan Press Club members led by former President Chat Lazaro Petallana of Luzon Times, receiving their first doses of SinoVac at Bulacan Vaccination Center on Wednesday. Contributed photo

CITY OF MALOLOS–Bulacan media members, policemen, fire personnel and other vaccine beneficiaries in A4 category who are front liners in essential works have already received their first doses of vaccines this week.

Hjordis Marushka Celis, Bulacan Inter Agency Task Force on COVID 19 assistant chairman said A4 beneficiaries which includes Bulacan Press Club members, policemen, fire personnel, social welfare office staffs, public works personnel, including from the National Bureau of Investigation, Regional Trial Court staffs and other government workers in the Bulacan Capitol Compound offices were vaccinated of first dose of SinoVac. 

They are part of the 6,841 A4 workers who were inoculated of first dose and 1,925 of second doses. 

As of Friday, Bulacan has already recorded 293,758 first and second doses SinoVac and Astrazeneca vaccinations from A1 to A4 beneficiaries including 104 first dose in A5 or indigent community category and 14 for A5 second dose. 

Celis said more than 42,000 SinoVac doses have arrived early this week. Next batch of beneficiaries in these groups are now being scheduled. They were inoculated at Bulacan Vaccination Center in The Pavilion of Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center at the Capitol Grounds. 

Celis told NEWS CORE that the expected 70,000 Pfizer vaccines is due to arrive on Monday and will be used to A1 to A3 beneficiaries or the medical front liners and health workers and the senior citizens and those with co-morbidity cases.
Vaccines started to arrive in March when inoculation also begins.

Gov. Daniel Fernando announced that Bulacan  COVID-19 cases is already down by 43% but he continue to urge residents to observe the minimum health protocol as the province together with Metro Manila is placed under a more ease General Community Quarantine with some restrictions. 

Bulacan now records 38,325 COVID 19 cases, 830 deaths and 37,874 recoveries and only more than four percent or 1,621of these cases  are active, while the recoveries are 94% and the deaths at two percent.