Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said Wednesday, June 9, that Bacolod City will be among the priority areas for additional vaccines because it has been tagged by the Department of Health as a high risk area for COVID-19.
He, however, told DIGICAST NEGROS that he would have to ask how many vaccines will be sent to the city and when.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday night that he plans to allot more Covid-19 vaccine doses to provinces that have reported a surge in infections.
He, however, only named Cebu, Cagayan, and Zamboanga.
The Bacolod City government has administered of 39,232 doses of vaccines against COVID-19, as of June 8.
The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force and the COVID-19 Vaccination Council is continuing to administer the first and second doses of vaccines to Bacolodnons classified as priority groups under A1 – frontline healthcare workers, A2 – senior citizens, and A3 – adults with comorbidities.
Bacolod recently received 17,000 additional doses of Sinovac vaccines.*