Negros Occidental and Bacolod City are set to rollout 78,510 doses of COVID-19 vaccines that arrived Saturday, July 31.
The Capitol received 50,000 more Sinovac vaccines, which rollout in the 31 Negros Occidental towns and cities will begin this week, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.
The provincial government will also administer second dose AstraZeneca vaccines in August, he added.
Bacolod City received 25,000 doses of Sinovac and 3,510 doses of Pfizer vaccines that were immediately brought to its Cold Room facility at the Bacolod City Government Center.
Bacolod has received 193,850 combined doses of Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer vaccines from the national government so far.
On top of this allocation, the city has procured 650,000 doses of AstraZeneca using local funds, and 18,700 doses arrived on July 19.
Negros Occidental has 1,222 active COVID-19 cases and four new deaths, the Provincial Incident Management Team reported Sunday.
The Department of Health reported 57 new COVID-19 cases in Bacolod City and 56 in Negros Occidental on Sunday.
Bacolod City has 1,125 active COVID-19 cases, the DOH added.*