More Bacolodnons receive anti-COVID vaccine


Bacolod City has officially resumed its anti-COVID jabs as several vaccination sites yesterday, January 3.

The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force, headed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, opened 12 of its vaccination sites, including those at Ayala Malls Capitol Central, CityMall Goldenfields and Mandalagan, Robinsons Place Bacolod and SM City.

The Philippine Red Cross facilitated the vaccination center in Gaisano City.

Four clustered and barangay vaccination sites were also opened.

Residents of neighboring cities and municipalities were accommodated during the 10am to 1pm operation, said EOC deputy for medical and data analysis Dr. Chris Sorongon.

The EOC is prioritizing booster shots for who have been inoculated with double-dose vaccines for at least three months and those inoculated with single-dose vaccines for at least at least 2 months.

Pregnant women, meanwhile, are encouraged to get their anti-COVID shots after their first trimester following the recommendation by the Philippine Obstetrics and Gynecologists (POGs) to ensure protection against the threat of COVID-19 of expectant mothers, said City Health Office OIC Dr. Edwin Miraflor, Jr.

EOC executive director Em Ang on the other hand reiterated that mass vaccinations will continue this week with the updated schedule posted on the Bacolod City PIO page.

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