Bacolod City, Negros Occidental— A total of 30,000 doses of Moderna vaccines against COVID-19 are expected to arrived in Bacolod and the province, according to the Department of Health in Region 6.
In its virtual briefing, today, August 9, the DOH said 15,000 doses of Moderna are scheduled to arrive in Bacolod and another 15,000 doses are for distribution to towns and cities in the province. But the DOH is yet to confirm the schedule of delivery.
A total of 224,400 doses of Moderna vaccines for the government arrived yesterday afternoon, August 8, in Manila via Singapore Airlines flight SQ912.
The health bureau said that the additional vaccines will be for inoculation to individuals who belong under B2 priority group, covering other government workers.
Based on data provided by the manufacturer, the World Health Organization said that Moderna vaccine, or mRNA-1273, has shown to be 94.1% effective in an ongoing, large-scale clinical trial. But in a recent interview, Moderna President Stephen Hoge said that its efficacy rate is at 93% based on data covering the period of March of this year.
It was last week when the city council of Bacolod has passed a resolution requesting the national Inter-Agency Task Force for allocation of the 2-dose Moderna vaccines.