Bacolod continues Pfizer rollout for OFWs today


Bacolod City, Negros Occidental— The COVID Vaccination Council (CoVaC) of Bacolod City will continue to offer Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at the Bacolod Government Center, today, July 23.

In an announcement posted on Bacolod City Public Information Office, it said that a total of 500 qualified OFWs will be catered today, with 250 individuals in the morning and another batch of 250 in the afternoon.

According to the city, only OFWs with valid documents and with proof that they are a resident of this city will be prioritize for the vaccination. Departing OFWs are advised to bring their contract or a certification from their agency and present it upon registration.

The city has decided to reserve Pfizer shots to OFWs considering that at the moment this is one of the vaccine that is highly accepted in most countries, according City Administrator Em Ang, who also heads the Emergency Operations Center.

Aside from Pfizer, the city is also continuing its AstraZenca and J&J rollout in 3 mega vaccination centers and in the barangays. Those who wish to avail of the vaccine are advised to check on the updated schedule posted on the Facebook page of the city’s PIO.

As for the issue on over crowding in various vaccination centers despite that the city remains under General Community Quarantine, with heightened restrictions, Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr., the officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Health, said that this is a good indication that vaccine acceptability in the city is growing. But he continue to remind the public who trooped to the vaccination sites to always maintain minimum health protocol.

Meanwhile, in Negros Occidental, the provincial government is expected to begin inoculating those who pre-register under A2, A3 and persons with comorbidities in 31 local government unites next week using the single shot vaccine from J&J. Capitol has received a total of 70,000 doses of J&J’s Jassen vaccine.

The Capitol is also exploring the possibility of providing its health workers with booster shots in its desire to protect them against the more deadly COVID-19 Delta variant.