With the spike in COVID-19 cases in the city of Bacolod, Malacañang confirmed yesterday that it has included Bacolod City as part of the country’s vaccination priority list.
This development would allow the national government to increase the vaccine allocation for the city against COVID-19.
In his press briefing yesterday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque explained that the additional priority areas is due to the fact that these are highly urbanized with dense environments, and in consideration to their contribution to the regional or national economy.
Aside from Bacolod also on the list are Dumaguete City, Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro City, Baguio City, Zamboanga City, Tuguegarao City, General Santos City, Naga City, and Legazpi City.
As of yesterday, Bacolod has a total of 1,957 active cases.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health has issued its green light for the city’s cold chain warehouse and equipment for the storage of Pfizer vaccines.
The Ultra Low Freezer (ULF) that was purchase by the city can store 40,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines at -70°C to -80°C and 32 freezers at -25°C to 30°C which can store Moderna, Gamaleya, Sputnik, and AstraZeneca vaccines.
The city is expecting to receive at least 5,850 doses of Pfizer vaccines.