Negros Occidental and Bacolod City will receive 25,000 more Sinovac doses on Tuesday, June 22, Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, head of the infectious disease cluster of the Department of Health in Western Visayas, said Monday.
Bacolod City will receive 15,000 doses and Negros Occidental will get 10,000, she said.
“We have to continue improving our roll out and show DOH that we can handle more vaccines than they have been allocating for our province,” Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said.
“We thank DOH-6 Regional Director Emilia Monicimpo for responding to our continuing requests for more vaccines,” Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.
This is good news because this will accelerate the momentum of Bacolod’s vaccination program, he said.
“To date we have already done more than 52,000 inoculations and we are encouraged because vaccine acceptance is also improving among our people,” he said.
The city’s vaccination teams will see to it that the inoculation of the 15,000 new doses of Sinovac will be done at the soonest possible time in Bacolod’s vaccination centers, including in the barangays, Leonardia said.
The Bacolod barangays with the highest vaccination registration are Estefania, Banago and Taculing, City Administrator Em Ang said.*