There were 428 market vendors vaccinated against COVID-19 on Friday, August 13, the first day of Bacolod City’s mobile vaccination drive dubbed ‘VAX-i’, City Administrator and Emergency Operations Center executive director Em Ang said.
There were 124 market vendors vaccinated at the Libertad Public Market, 190 at the Central Market and 114 at the Burgos Public Market, she said.
VAX-I aims to help vendors and public transport drivers, who are unable to leave their work for a day to go to the vaccination centers, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.
Dr. Chris Sorongon, EOC deputy for medical data and analysis, said they have been aggressive in introducing innovative ways to step up the vaccination drive in Bacolod City.
On top of the mall and barangay vaccination sites, they have the mobile vaccination drive, and outreach programs at subdivision clubhouses and at BPO facilities, he said.
They are also studying the possibility of providing drive-through and 24/7 vaccination in Bacolod City, he said.
This is to make vaccination against COVID-19 more accessible and readily available to the people of Bacolod, he said.*