At least 1,078 personnel of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) received their coronavirus vaccines as of Tuesday, August 10.
The figure comprised 92 percent of the total strength of the local police force.
Based on the BCPO records, 34 police commissioned officers, 998 non-commissioned officers, and 46 non-uniformed personnel have been inoculated with different brands of anti-Covid-19 vaccines at the city police headquarters and in other vaccination centers in Bacolod City.
Col. Manuel Placido, city police director, in coordination with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of Bacolod City, spearheaded the initiative to vaccinate the BCPO personnel who are also considered as frontliners.
He is thankful that the Bacolod city government has allocated vaccines for the policemen.
“With most of the BCPO personnel getting their vaccine jabs, cases of infection caused by COVID-19 among its members is expected to be minimal, if not a zero case, and hoped to help minimize the spread in the community as its ultimate objective,” the city police in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office reported Tuesday that 1,062 of its 2,176 personnel have received their COVID-19 vaccines.
Based on its records, 801 of its personnel are already fully vaccinated, while 1,114 have yet to get their Covid-19 shots.*