Negros Occidental and Bacolod City administered 170,507 COVID-19 jabs as of Friday, July 2, but still have a long way to go towards reaching herd immunity.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said Sunday, July 4, that 101,553 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Negros Occidental so far.
Administered vaccines were Sinovac – 61,558, AstraZeneca – 35,481 and Pfizer – 4,514, he said.
The targets to be vaccinated in Negros Occidental are 1,825,730 residents or 70 percent of its population, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.
Those who have received their first dose in Negros Occidental are 82,376 or 4.51 percent of the target, and those with second jabs are 19,177 or 1.05 percent, he added.
In Bacolod City 68,954 Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered, Dr. Chris Sorongon, Emergency Operations Center deputy for medical data and analysis, said Sunday.
Vaccinated with the first dose are 57,833 Bacolod residents and 11,121 with the second dose, he added.
Bacolod City’s population is 583,045.
Negros Occidental had 181 new COVID-19 cases and Bacolod City had 189 on Saturday and Sunday, the Department of Health reported.
Bacolod City has 1,973 COVID-19 active cases and Negros Occidental has 1,831, the DOH added.
Negros Occidental had four COVID-19 deaths during the weekend and Bacolod had none, the DOH also reported.
Meanwhile, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia is now fully vaccinated, after receiving his second AstraZeneca dose at the Bacolod City Government Center Saturday, July 3, a press release from the Bacolod Public Information Office said Sunday.
“I preferred AstraZeneca because we anticipate that majority of Bacolodnons is expected to use this brand which we had contracted in a tripartite agreement and locally funded,” Leonardia said.
“I hope I can serve as an example to encourage vaccine confidence further,” the mayor added.*