Only about 2,350 hospital employees in Bacolod City will be vaccinated with the first roll out of Sinovac vaccines for the city, from 3,150 frontliners initially targeted, Dr. Chris Sorongon, Bacolod Emergency Operations Center deputy for medical data and analysis, said Tuesday, March 9.
Some hospital officials reported that there was a lower turnout of volunteers because the vaccines available are the China-made Sinovac brand and because persons who are 60 years and above cannot be included.
However, Sorongon said that there has been an increase in acceptance of the Sinovac vaccines lately.
The number of frontliners counted for vaccination in the seven Bacolod hospitals are CLMMRH – 900, Riverside Medical Center Inc. – 605, The Doctors’ Hospital – 95, Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital- 116, Adventist Medical Center-Bacolod – 148, South Bacolod General Hospital – 355, Metro Bacolod Hospital and Medical Center – 58, and 34 other hospital personnel who were vaccinated at the city Emergency Operations Center, Sorongon said.
Those already vaccinated at the CLMMRH are 164, RMCI – 361, Adventist Medical Center- 1, The Doctors Hospital – 26, South Bacolod General Hospital – 62 and at the EOC – 34 for a total of 628, Sorongon added.
The rest of the city frontliners not on the initial list will have to wait for the next national government roll out for Bacolod City that could be after 1 million more doses of Sinovac vaccines arrive in the Philippines on March 25, and other brands that will arrive later, he said.
Sorongon said Bacolod City has 12,672 health frontliners.*