BACOLOD CITY, March 6 (PIA)—The Bacolod City government will roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program on March 7 to 11 at the Annex Building of the New Government Center (NGC).
Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) officer-in-charge Dr. Edwin Miraflor said the city will have five days to consume the doses allotted to the city.
This he said during the actual administration of Sinovac vaccines on five doctors and a nurse in a program held at the lobby of the NGC, March 5.
Miraflor said the activity is historic because the six persons were the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Bacolod City and also the first in the entire Western Visayas.
Out of 6,300 doses that arrived, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) has already gotten its share of 1,600 doses while the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital got 600 doses.
“Hopefully we will be able to consume the vaccines that arrived here,” he said.
According to Miraflor the first to avail of the vaccines were employees of the CHO who have earlier signified their interest to get the shots.
After giving the shots to all possible recipients in hospitals and staff of the CHO, he said they intend to administer them on the indigent population who are eligible and then on the uniformed personnel.
Extra vaccines will be extended to Cadiz District Hospital and Valladolid Hospital which are COVID-19 referral hospitals, he noted.
Miraflor hoped that the six medical frontliners who volunteered to be vaccinated will also inspire and encourage other Bacolodnons to avail of the vaccine.
He called on the citizens to support the COVID-19 vaccination efforts of the city government as he quoted the city’s tagline on vaccine campaign “Magpabakuna, imo nga gugma para sa Bacolod.” (JSC/LOL/PIA6 Negros Occidental)