Negros Occidental vaccinates 16.24% of target, Bacolod hits 28%

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The Negros Occidental provincial government has vaccinated 16.24 percent of its targeted population against COVID-19, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, provincial health officer, said Tuesday, September 14.

He said 218,276 or 11.96 percent of Negros Occidental’s residents have been fully vaccinated and those who have received their first dose are 78,054 or 4.28 percent.

Meanwhile, 182,537 Bacolod residents have been vaccinated as of September 12, and 113,286 have been fully inoculated, Dr. Chris Sorongon, Emergency Operations Center deputy for data and medical analysis, said.

Based on the Bacolod City government’s 420,000 target population for vaccination they have covered 27 to 28 percent already, he said.

If it is based on the Department of Health target of 377,000 of Bacolod’s population, that would mean 31 to 32 percent have already been vaccinated, he said.

Bacolod City will receive 30,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on September 17, Sorongon also said.

Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said they could vaccinate more Negrenses if the national government rolled out vaccines faster.

He said 488 doses of Pfizer vaccines were administered in 12 local government units in Negros Occidental on Monday and 588 in 11 LGUs on Tuesday.*

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