Bacolod residents who got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines at the Bacolod City Government Center will receive their second dose at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod on Monday, City Administrator Em Ang said Sunday, May 23.
The city government has reserved vaccines for the second doses but has run out of supply for first doses, she said.
They will resume the first dose mass vaccination when more supply arrives from the national government, Ang said.
“With a more stable supply, we intend to put these vaccines into people’s arms as quickly as we can, so we can reach herd immunity status – sooner rather than later – and re-boost our local economy which has suffered in this pandemic,” Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.
Should more vaccines arrive, the city is ready to open more vaccination centers, the mayor added.
The city mass vaccination drive has so far covered 32, 558 residents, Ang said.
There were 1,844 vaccinated on Friday and 1,307 on Saturday, she said.
The Emergency Operations Center Task Force and the COVID-19 Vaccination Council
will continue to administer the second jabs at SMX Convention Center from 10 am. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday, a press release from the Bacolod Public Information Office said.
Vaccinees are further advised to bring their vacccination cards when lining up for their second dose, it said.
To avail of the free vaccination, Bacolod residents should register online through this link: tinyurl.com/bcdceironline or at their barangay halls, the press release added.*