Health workers from the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) will also get a chance to avail of the free Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 once the city completed its vaccination rollout for the medical frontliners.
City Administrator Em Ang, who also chairs the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center, said that based on their latest count the 2 primary COVID-19 referral hospitals only availed a total 2,800 doses, which will cover 1,400 medical workers.
Currently, at least 1,750 slots are still available and the city may extend this to other medical frontliners from 5 other hospitals in the city. Data from the city shows that at least 297 signed up to be vaccinated from South Bacolod General Hospital; 148 from Bacolod Adventist Medical Center; 120 from Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital; 98 from The Doctor’s Hospital; and 58 from Metro Bacolod Hospital and Medical Center.
Ang said the CHO may avail of the extra vaccines once all 5 hospitals are completed.
The vaccination rollout that started last Friday was the first in Western Visayas following the shipment of the vaccines that was donated by China to the Philippine government. The vaccine requires 2 shots, with the next jab scheduled in April.
PROVINCIAL VACCINATION SIMULATION
Meanwhile, the provincial government has not receive any single vial of Sinovac as Friday, March 5. But the provincial government is set to rollout its COVID-19 vaccination simulation this week.
According to Mayor Gerry Rojas of Murcia, the provincial government has picked their town for the simulation scheduled on March 12. The simulation will take place at Cansilayan National High School.