There were 1,818 Bacolodnons who were vaccinated against COVID-19 Friday, May 14, which was the highest number in Bacolod City in a single day, City Administrator Em Ang said.
Vaccinated were frontline healthcare workers (A1), senior citizens (A2), and persons with comorbidities (A3).
There were 51 who were vaccinated with Sinovac vaccines while the rest had AstraZeneca jabs, Ang, who is also the executive director of the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center, said
Vaccinated in the Barangay 39 cluster were 41, Alijis – 92, Mansilingan – 130, Punta Taytay – 100, Villamonte – 392 Andres Bonifacio Elementary School – 120, Mandalagan – 92, SMX Convention Center – 367 and Ayala Malls Capitol Central – 484, she said.
Ang said there was a low turnout at the Barangay 39 cluster that also included residents from Barangay 40.
The barangay captain told them they were having a hard time because people did not want to be vaccinated, Ang said.
The barangay vacccination centers were opened Friday to facilitate the faster rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived May 11, Councilor Renecito Novero, chair of the CoVaC Vaccination Centers.
These vaccine should be administered within six to seven days, he said.
Vaccination against COVID-19 will resume in 12 more barangays and the two malls, Ang said.
The schedule of vaccination is based on a first-come first-serve sequence in the order that the registration came into the City’s database.
Only those who have completed their vaccination registration and have received a call or text from the EOC notifying them of their appointments will be accommodated to avoid overcrowding.
To avail of the free vaccination of Bacolod City, one should register online through this link: tinyurl.com/bcdceironline, Ang said.*