A private hospital in Pasig City on Friday has denied claims on social media that one of its doctors has received a coronavirus vaccine.

The Medical City (TMC) branded as “erroneous” a Twitter post alleging that one of the hospital’s doctors got vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“We would like to clarify that no such vaccination happened in The Medical City,” the hospital said in an advisory.

“In fact, the erroneous tweet was a misunderstanding about enlisting in the Pasig City masterlist of healthcare workers,” it added.

TMC said it is already coordinating with the Pasig City government to ensure the smooth rollout of the vaccine deployment plan.

The hospital added that it is looking forward for the vaccination of its frontline personnel and other employees, with the help of the Department of Health and the local government.

Government officials recently disclosed that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in the country by February.

With this, preparations for the storage and transport of the vaccines have begun, with local government units conducting simulations on their respective vaccination process.

In Pasig, the local government and the health department conducted a tabletop simulation exercise on COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday.

“For the tabletop simulation, members of the Pasig vaccination team were presented with several scenarios that could happen during the pre-vaccination, vaccination, and post-vaccination phases and were asked to prepare action plans on how to address these scenarios,” the city government said.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/01/22/the-medical-city-denies-claim-that-one-of-its-doctors-received-covid-19-vaccine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-medical-city-denies-claim-that-one-of-its-doctors-received-covid-19-vaccine)