City allows walk-in in vaccination sites for seniors, OFW and with comorbidities

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Bacolod City, Negros Occidental— The local government of Bacolod clarified that only specific individuals are allowed to walk-in in vaccination sites against COVID-19 after netizens clamor that numerous individuals are simply walking in to get vaccinated.

In a press statement the city said that individuals under the priority groups A2 (Senior Citizens), A3 (Persons with Comorbidities), and A1.8 (Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs) are allowed to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on a walk-in basis.

The city simply requires those belonging on the mentioned categories to present proof that they belong to the priority groups – for senior citizens, their senior citizen’s ID; for persons with comorbidities, a medical certificate stating their comorbidity; and for OFWs, their agency contract or certification.

Hundreds of Bacolodnons trooped to Bacolod City Government Center and vaccination sites situated in malls after the city started rolling out Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer vaccines.

“We will give out J&J vaccines – a single-dose vaccine – for walk-in residents under priority groups A2 and A3 starting today, and until supply lasts,” Dr. Edwin Miraflor, OIC of City Health Office, said.

Meanwhile, Pfizer vaccines are being rolled out at the Bacolod City Government Center, also known as the “NGC,” for OFWs.

According to Miraflor, seafarers who want to get vaccinated may also bring their MARINA ID or Seaman’s Book, aside from their agency contracts or certifications.

On the other hand, daily schedules for barangay and cluster vaccinations will be posted on the Bacolod City PIO official Facebook page once they are finalized.

On Monday, Bacolod received 51,040 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which is the biggest volume that the City Government received in one delivery ever since the start of its vaccination drive.

The 51,040 doses are composed of AstraZeneca with 18,700 doses; Johnson & Johnson with 30,000 doses; and Pfizer with 2,340 doses.

As of July 19, a total of 66,902 Bacolod residents have already been vaccinated. Of the number, 24,040 were fully vaccinated.

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

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