DOH okays Bacolod cold chain facility, Pfizer vaccines expected

EOC executive director Em Ang and deputy Dr. Chris Sorongon with the DOH team inspecting Bacolod’s cold chain facility Wednesday morning.*

Bacolod City is now ready to receive 5,850 doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines as its cold chain warehouse and equipment passed the Department of Health standards Wednesday, June 23, City Administrator Em Ang said.

Bacolod has one Ultra Low Freezer (ULF) that can store 40,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines at -70°C to -80°C and 32 freezers at -25°C to 30°C which can store Moderna, Gamaleya, Sputnik, and AstraZeneca vaccines, she said.

The team from the DOH and Food and Drug Administration conducted the inspection and assessment of the ULF and cold chain facility Wednesday morning.

Bacolod City received 15,000 doses and Negros Occidental received 10,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines Wednesday morning.

Vaccination remains an important factor to protect the population from getting severe COVID-19 infection that may warrant hospitalization or even cause death, Dr. Emilia Monicimpo, Department of Health regional director for Western Visayas, said.*

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