Cebu City has vaccinated at least 3,000 senior citizens against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

According to Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, chief of the Cebu City Health Department, 793 senior citizens were vaccinated on the first day. 

On the second day, an additional 1,100 were inoculated while 1,144 received the first jab of Sinovac vaccine on the third day. 

Ibones said that the city is expecting to receive more doses of the vaccine next month. 

However, the date of the arrival of the additional supply will still depend on the national government.

As of April 22, at least 10,000 senior citizens from the 19,000 registrants signified their interest to receive the vaccine.

The whole city has more than 80,000 senior citizens. 

The city government is confident that more senior citizens will agree to receive a jab of the vaccine with more sites opening up.

Currently, Cebu has three vaccination sites: SM Seaside, Robinsons Galleria Mall, and the University of Cebu-Banilad Campus. Ronald dela Cruz