The Bacolod City Cold Chain Facility received 400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from Gokongwei Foundation Wednesday, November 10.
“We are heartened with the additional vaccines donated by Gokongwei Foundation,” former City Administrator Em Legaspi-Ang, concurrent executive director of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force, said.
The support coming from the private sector, like the Gokongwei Group, for Bacolod’s vaccination campaign “has inspired us to work harder to fast track our goal to achieve herd immunity”, Ang added.
The Gokongwei Foundation is the social corporate responsibility arm of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified Filipino conglomerates. Its subsidiaries include Universal Robina Corporation, Cebu Pacific, Robinsons Land Corporation, Robinsons Bank, and JG Summit Petrochemicals.
Through its partnership with the government, its airline has delivered over 20 million vaccine doses across the country as of October 12.
As of Nov. 9, 84 percent of Bacolodnons have already received their first dose of the COVID vaccine. Ang said that the success of the vaccination efforts of the city would not be possible without the help and support of the whole community.
The EOC will continue its vaccination on Friday, Nov. 12, at Ayala Malls Capitol Central, CityMall Goldenfields, CityMall Mandalagan, Gaisano City, Robinson’s Place, SM City and Jollibee East. Ang said that during the weekend, Bacolod will still have vaccination operations also at SM City, Ayala Malls and Jollibee East, which operates 24 hours.