- Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. revealed that he experienced mild side effects after he received the Sinovac vaccine
- Galvez received the shot publicly on the first day of the vaccine rollout in Makati
- He spoke at the continuation of the rollout and revealed that he experienced "sipon" and assured that public that he did not experience any adverse effect
- He admitted though that one of the PGH candidates who was inoculated dealt with fever, but also stated that it was a normal reaction
The country's Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. openly revealed during the continuation of the vaccine rollout in Makati that he experienced mild symptoms, particularly colds, after he was inoculated with the Sinovac Biotech vaccine.
"Ako nabakunahan po ako kahapon, wala po akong naramdaman. Sipon lang, parang ano lang, pero nakita niyo nandito ako sa inyo ngayon. Walang gaanong adverse effect," stated Galvez in Manila Bulletin's report.
While he himself only experienced mild symptoms, he noted that there was a member of the PGH who had a fever, albeit tagged as a normal reaction after vaccination.
Galvez did not identify though who the doctor was.
Experts still need to confirm whether the colds of Galvez were indeed a reaction to the vaccine.
Sinovac is the first vaccine to legally arrive in the Philippines. As per Inquirer, the President also stated that he would personally welcome the arrival of Astrazeneca.
COVID-19 has caused huge changes in the way everyone lives. A new variant, such as the South African variant has now been detected in the country, reported Philstar.
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Carlito Guancing Galvez Jr. is a retired Philippine Army general serving as the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process since 2018 in President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet. Since March 2020, he served as the Chief Implementer of the Philippines' Declared National Policy Against COVID-19 and he also became the country's COVID-19 Vaccine Czar in November 2020.
President Rodrigo Duterte dared Vice President Robredo to be inoculated with Sinovac vaccine. “She’s young, I am not. I have to defer to my doctor,” said PRRD. He also lamented attempts by some sectors to dramatize the situation. The President asked for a personal supply of a particular vaccine but it was out of stock.
Duterte recently challenged Vice President Leni Robredo anew. This was after Robredo backed the doctors’ plea to have Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccines undergo further reviews. The said vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived in the Philippines on February 28. Duterte then slammed Robredo’s call and dared her to do vaccine shopping outside the country.
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