Mayor Evelio Leonardia led a virtual dialog with the Bacolod CoVac (COVID Vaccination) Council recently.
The mayor highlighted the importance of the information and education campaign for a successful massive vaccination in Bacolod against COVID-19.
“We have to sit down with you because this is going to be a voluminous and complicated situation,” said Leonardia.
Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, vice chair of the CoVac council, suggested that before the vaccine comes, a list of those who want to get vaccinated should be ready considering the shelf life of the vaccine.
In a press conference recently, Leonardia also appealed to the media and medical experts to intensify the information and education campaign on mass vaccination.
“We do not want to see the day when the vaccine comes and we have no one to vaccinate. We will not allow that to happen,” the mayor stressed.
He added that vaccines should be available to as many people who would want to get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, OIC-City Health Officer, Dr. Edwin Miraflor, said that they have already started surveying City Health Office employees for the vaccination.
He also appealed to the Liga ng mga Barangay to make use of the purok councils in conducting surveys for the profiling of the individuals who will be vaccinated.
Miraflor, a member of the CoVac Council, was assigned to administer a system for registering beneficiaries, tracking the distribution of vaccine doses, and notifying beneficiaries of their eligibility and the vaccination schedule./WDJ