Bacolod allows walk-in vaccination for A2, A3 priority groups, OFWs

Individuals under the priority groups A2 (Senior Citizens), A3 (Persons with Comorbidities), and A1.8 (Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs) are allowed to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on a walk-in basis in Bacolod City.

All they have to do is present proof that they belong to the priority groups – for senior citizens, their senior citizen’s ID; for persons with comorbidities, a medical certificate stating their comorbidity; and for OFWs, their agency contract or certification, a press release from the Bacolod Public Information Office said Thursday, July 22.

Bacolod City started rolling out Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines at the SMX Convention Center, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, and Robinsons Place on Wednesday, July 21.

“We will give out J&J vaccines – a single-dose vaccine – for walk-in residents under priority groups A2 and A3 starting today, and until supply lasts,” Dr. Edwin Miraflor, City Health Office OIC, said.

Pfizer vaccines are being rolled out at the Bacolod City Government Center for OFWs, he said.

Seafarers who want to get vaccinated may also bring their MARINA ID or Seaman’s Book, aside from their agency contracts or certifications, he added.

Daily schedules for barangay and cluster vaccinations will be posted on the Bacolod City PIO official Facebook page once they are finalized, the press release said.

Bacolod received 51,040 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, composed of AstraZeneca with 18,700 doses, Johnson & Johnson with 30,000 doses, and Pfizer with 2,340 doses on Monday, July 19.

The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) and the COVID-19 Vaccination Council (CoVaC), both chaired by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, have continued the vaccine roll out this week for frontline healthcare workers (A1), overseas Filipino workers (A1.8 ), senior citizens (A2), adults with comorbidities (A3), frontline personnel in essential sectors (A4), and the indigent population (A5), the press release said.

The vaccinations are being conducted at the Bacolod City Government Center, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Robinsons Place, and SMX Convention Center, and in identified barangays.*

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