The Department of Health in Western Visayas confirmed yesterday, June 21 that Bacolod City and Negros Occidental will receive 25,000 additional doses of Sinovac vaccines as it ramp its COVID vaccination program.
The arrival of the additional vaccines followed after the provincial government received Pfizer vaccines that will be inoculated to over 11,000 individuals.
Of the additional 25,000, Bacolod will receive 15,000 and the remaining 10,000 will go to the provincial government for distribution in towns and cities around the province.
In a statement, Mayor Evelio Leonardia thanked the DOH for responding to his request for more vaccines as vaccine acceptance continues to improve among Bacolodnons.
As of to date, the city have already inoculated over 52,000 individuals and the mayor hopes to accelerate the momentum in the vaccination program as more vaccines arrive.
Aside from Sinovac, the city is also expecting for Pfizer vaccines once its cold storage facility for this specific vaccine is approved by the health bureau.