Lacson ready to receive Sinovac’s COVID shot in public


Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he is willing to be given vaccine shots of China’s Sinovac vaccine in public to boost public confidence in the government’s vaccination program.

“There’s more protection if you get yourself vaccinated,” according to Lacson.

The governor made the remark as he appealed to the personnel of second and first level hospitals in the province to participate in the vaccination as they were the government’s top priority. (

Earlier, Lacson said he enlisted for inoculation with AstraZeneca vaccine, the brand that the province ordered. But, because there is still no word as to when it would be delivered, he said he might as well just have Sinovac.

“Look at what’s happening in Manila, especially with private hospitals. St. Luke’s Medical Center is even asking for additional vials because after the first day of vaccination with Sinovac, there are more health workers willing to be vaccinated,” the governor added.

The Philippines received over 487,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines last night.