Bacolod City, Negros Occidental— Dozens of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) queued today, July 20, at Bacolod City Government Center as the city started rolling out Pfizer jabs for Bacolodnons who are about to leave the country for work abroad.
Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr, the officer-in-charge of Bacolod City Health, said their priority for the Pfizer vaccines are those who are under category A1.8, or the OFWs.
To avail of the vaccine, departing OFWs must present their contract or a certification from their agency. The vaccination is exclusive to residents of Bacolod.
The vaccination will run until July 23 for the first dose, with the second shot to be administered after 21 days.
Aside from Pfizer, the city has also doubled its vaccination efforts in the mega vaccination centers in SM, Ayala and Robinsons with the arrival of additional Sinovac, AstraZeneca and Jassen vaccines.
Initial rollout for the single shot of Johnson & Johnson’s Jassen also took place in Ayala Malls, with priority given to OFWs and those with comorbidities.
Residents who are willing to be vaccinated can register online through tinyurl.com/bcdceironline.