Bacolod City, Negros Occidental—The Bacolod City COVID-19 Vaccination Council (CoVaC) continues to ramp up its vaccination drive against the deadly coronavirus that cause 112 death just this month alone.
In a statement, the city said that it is holding a 2-day grand vaccination drive this week with the opening of 34 vaccination sites all over Bacolod today.
Aside from today, the “grand vaccination drive” will cater more vaccinees on October 1.
In view of the grand vaccination, Mayor Evelio Leonardia reiterated his call for Bacolod residents to get inoculated soonest and to help educate their families about COVID-19.
This, according to Leonardia, is their valuable contribution to the city government’s fight against COVID-19.
“You know how important vaccines are. Most of those in the hospitals today are the unvaccinated. Please help us educate and encourage others to get vaccinated, especially your family members,” Leonardia said in a previous statement.
From Sept. 1 to 24, a total of 112 COVID-19 patients in Bacolod died after manifesting severe symptoms. Of the number, 99 were unvaccinated, while the remaining 13 were either fully vaccinated or had received their first dose.
As of Sept. 25, a total of 445 Bacolod residents died due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The EOC-TF continues to campaign for vaccination as many studies show that vaccines are “effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalization and deaths.”
The intensified vaccination campaign in Bacolod is geared towards achieving herd immunity, reiterated City Administrator Em Ang, concurrent EOC-TF executive director and CoVaC coordinator.
Among the flexible methods and initiatives adopted by the city government, through the EOC-TF and CoVaC, include the VAX-i mobile vaccination drive which deploys five buses around the city for vaccination drive, onsite vaccination drive; graveyard/night-shift vaccination drive for BPO (business process outsourcing) companies; barangays and clusters vaccination; mall-based vaccination at 888 Chinatown Square, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, CityMall Goldenfield, CityMall Mandalagan, Gaisano City, Robinsons Place, and SM City; two drive-thru vaccination centers at Ayala Malls Capitol Central, and 24-hour vaccination at Jollibee Gatuslao and Jollibee East.