More COVID vaccines arrive in NegOcc

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As more frontliners signified their interest to avail of the free COVID-19 vaccine for themselves, more vaccines arrived in Negros Occidental, yesterday.

Another 312 vials of AstraZeneca vaccines for Bacolod City has arrived at the BREDCO Port via roll-on/ roll-off vessel Our Lady of the Philippines Navistar Two.

Each vial contains 10 doses, enough to vaccinate another 1500 individuals.

The vaccines were brought immediately to the cold storage facility of the City at the Bacolod City Government Center.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Incident Management Team led by Dr. Zeaphard Caelian received the 990 Sinovac vials and 74 AstraZeneca vials for the Province of Negros Occidental

The vaccines were transported directly to the Provincial Health Office cold room.


Yesterday, a COVID-19 Vaccination Simulation Exercise for all local government units of the Province of Negros Occidental was held also at Cansilayan National High School in the Municipality of Murcia, earlier today.

The activity, attended by local officials, and city and municipal health officers and nurses, is in preparation for the vaccination program, which will be conducted to every city and municipality of the province, once the vaccines are available.

Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, said the objective of the activity is for the LGUs to observe the proper protocols, stages to be complied, time requirement for every vaccinee, and to look for areas for improvement, as far as vaccination against COVID-19 is concerned.