The Negros Occidental provincial government is set to start issuing vaccination cards with QR codes to Barangay Kapitolyo fully vaccinated individuals, with Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to be the first recipient, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Monday, July 12.
The QR codes are needed to ensure the authenticity of the vaccination cards, he said.
The Negros Occidental provincial government no longer requires negative RT-PCR test results for travelers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Diaz added.
The first to be issued vaccination cards with QR codes will be Barangay Kapitolyo vaccinees, who are mostly provincial government employees, who had received their second doses at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City, he said.
They are asking local government units to submit soft copies of the list of their vaccinees so they can also be issued cards with QR cards, Diaz said.
The Negros Occidental mass vaccination drive is ongoing with 2,638 Sinovac vaccines deliver to 12 local government units on Monday.
The total vaccines utilized were 2,022 or 76.65 percent, Diaz said.
The vaccines were delivered to Escalante City, Cadiz City, Manapla, San Enrique, Himamaylan City, Murcia, San Carlos City, La Carlota City, Moises Padilla, Isabela, Cauayan and Sipalay City, Diaz said.
He said there is a high demand for vaccines in cities that are economic centers, so they are being given more than in the poor performing areas.
When the poor performing areas improve their vaccination rates they will be give more vaccines, he said.
Escalante City received 200 vaccines on Monday and Mayor Melecio Yap is asking for 300 more on Tuesday, which will be granted since the city is able to use up its supply on time, Diaz said.*