By Deighton Acuin

PHOTO: NewsLine PH

Four individuals have reported feeling unwell after getting injected with coronavirus vaccines developed by China-based Sinovac Biotech at the Veterans Memorial Memorial Center on Monday, the first day of the government’s vaccination drive.

According to Super Radyo DZBB report by JV Soriano, an attending physician said the reported symptoms are considered as mild side effects but only if they would be proven if the effects were due to Sinovac jab.

Doctors said the symptoms might have also been caused by other factors such as anxiety about vaccination. One case was also reported to be a 59-year-old who biked to the VMMC.

GMA News' initial figures showed 125 were given vaccine doses at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, 85 at the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Tala, Caloocan; and 30 at the AFP Medical Center on V. Luna Avenue, Quezon City.

One of the four cases at the VMMC was a staff who developed redness and rashes after inoculation. The employee has since been discharged.

A male staff from Department of National Defense was also taken by an ambulance after experiencing high blood pressure and headache.

A female DND personnel also experienced rashes.

The last vaccine recipient who reported feeling unwell had palpitations.

Out of the four cases, two have been discharged and two are still being monitored.

The Philippines rolled out 600,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine to several hospitals across Metro Manila on Monday morning.