Bacolod expands vaccination against COVID to A4 and indigent population

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Bacolod City, Negros Occidental— Essential workers in Bacolod, including those in malls, hotel and tourism, food and restaurant, and the nearly 40,000 workers in the call center industry, are now included in the vaccination against the deadly corona virus as the city opened slots to essential sectors (A4), and indigent population (A5) in Bacolod City Government Center and various vaccination sites, today, July 22.

The vaccination at the BCGC is being supervised by City Administrator Em Ang, executive director of EOC and coordinator of CoVaC; OIC-City Health Officer Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr., Contact Tracing Cluster head Dr. Rosalie Deocampo, who is in-charge of the OFW vaccination; and EOC deputy medical Dr. Chris Sorongon, EOC deputy medical, with the assistance of vaccination doctors.

At least 51,040 doses of vaccines are made avaialble for the Bacolodnons as part of the vaccines that were delivered to the city last Monday.

Of the 51,040 vaccines, 30,000 doses are Johnson & Johnson vaccines, 2,340 doses of are Pfizer vaccines, and 18,700 doses are AstraZeneca vaccines.

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The AstraZeneca doses are part of the 650,000 doses procured by the local government of Bacolod, according to a press statement released by the city.

Aside from BCGC, simultaneous vaccination activities were also held in ETCS Cluster, Brgy. Felisa, Brgy. Granada, Brgy. Mansilingan, Brgy. Tangub, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Robinsons Place, and SMX Convention Center today, where J&J’s single shot vaccine was also offered to mixed groups.

As of July 19, the CoVaC has vaccinated 66,902 Bacolod residents. Of this number, 24,040 are fully vaccinated.

To avail of the free vaccination of Bacolod City, register online thru this link:
tinyurl.com/bcdceironline

According to the city information’s office those who availed of the vaccines are coming from both walk-in and those who registered online.

Editor’s note: Story title and lead were updated

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