Gov Defensor receives first Sinovac shot


Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo is hoping that more mayors and residents of the province would receive the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine.

Defensor got his first dose of CoronaVac, developed by Beijing-based Sinovac, last April 27.

A staff from the Provincial Health Office administered the shot. (

The governor said he was monitored for at least 30 minutes after vaccination.

He hasn’t felt any adverse side effects, according to him.

Defensor and all governors in Western Visayas were included in the National Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center’s priority list of LCEs in areas deemed as “critical and high risk.”