Boracay tourism workers to get Sinovac COVID shot


Boracay Island is expected to receive 40,000 doses of China’s Sinovac vaccines donated by China to the Philippine government, more than enough to inoculate its 17,000 tourism workers.

Malay, Aklan Mayor Frolibar Bautista said tourism workers should get a top priority for the vaccine to propel the local tourism industry.

The local government of Malay has jurisdiction over Boracay Island. (

The provincial government earlier urged the vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. to put the tourism workforce in its list of priority groups for Covid-19 vaccination.

Aklan has recorded 881 confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 156 active cases and 28 deaths.