As COVID-19 vaccines starting to arrive this week, the local government of Bacolod is also continuing its campaign to encourage residents to register and avail of the free COVID-19 vaccine from the government.
Based on the prioritization list, Bacolod’s COVID-19 Vaccination Council (CoVaC) are encouraging healthcare workers, senior citizens, indigents, military and uniformed personnel, other frontline workers to register through their barangay or online.
For those who wishes to register online, the CoVaC council has created an electronic registry form via google form, https://bit.ly/3kPvFmP, where interested individuals can encode their personal data. Information submitted online are still subject to validation, and eligible individuals will be properly contacted by the local government.
This week, over 3,000 healthworkers are initially identified to receive the first shot of Sinovac vaccine that was donated by the Chinese government. According to Dr. Chris Sorongon, Bacolod Emergency Operations Center Task Force deputy for medical and data analysis, the vaccines are scheduled to arrive either today, or tomorrow.
The Department of Health has identified medical frontliners from Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital and Riverside Medical Center to receive these initial vials.
CoVaC Virtual Talk continues
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 council continues its daily virtual talk via Facebook live on Bacolod City PIO FB page to educate the general public on the importance of getting vaccinated.
Last night, Dr. Radela Yvonne Ramos-Cortes, specializing in Internal Medicine, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology, talked about the possible side effects of COVID-19 vaccines upon vaccination.