Bacolod vaccinates 93% of its population vs COVID-19

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The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center announced that 93.33% of the city’s vaccinable population is already fully-inoculated against the deadly coronavirus.

Executive Director Em Legaspi-Ang, of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force, said 383,307 Bacolodnons out of the of 410,701 target, are already fully vaccinated to date.

Dr. Chris Sorongon, EOC-TF deputy for medical and data analysis, said this means that Bacolod is only a few steps away from achieving herd immunity. But only the Department of Health, can declare an LGU to have achieved herd immunity

Despite the stellar numbers, the EOC-TF will continue administering vaccines and will shift its focus on giving booster shots and second doses to residents when mall-based vaccination centers resume their operation on Jan. 3, 2022, Sorongon said.

They also requested barangay captains to help identify residents who have yet to get vaccinated, particularly the senior citizens and those with co-morbidities, and make them a priority next year.