While the national government has started the vaccination rollout to A4 category in the country’s capital this June, the Department of Health is yet to approve the vaccine rollout for A4 in Western Visayas.
This explains why the current vaccination in Negros Occidental and Bacolod are currently limited to persons under A1-A3 categories.
According to Gov. Eugenio Lacson, they officials of Region 6 has already sought the approval of the health department to allow them to extend the vaccination to A4 so the government can reach it target.
We are all Filipinos, Lacson said as he questioned the different policy being implemented for the National Capitol Region and its neighboring provinces.
Meanwhile, in Bacolod the local government continues to encourage residents under A4 to register online to avail of the free vaccine.
As of Tuesday, the city was able administered a total of 53,716 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines among its residents from March 5 to June 21.
The city expects to inoculate more residents with the arrival of 15,000 doses of Sinovac.