By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday urged the mayors in the province to help them in their COVID-19 vaccination information campaign.
Lacson made the call for assistance in response to a recent report that most of the country’s population still have second thoughts about getting vaccinated.
“Don’t think of buying the vaccines because the national government will take care of it. The national government has assured that it is their duty to vaccinate everyone,” the governor said.
He said the mayors should encourage and convince their constituents to register for the vaccination and that educating them that the vaccine is safe is important.
Meanwhile, when asked as to when the province would be able to receive its own batch of vaccines, Lacson admitted that there is still uncertainty as to when the delivery could take place.
“As far as the 100,000 doses ordered by the province, AstraZeneca said next month they will be announcing the schedule of delivery and we will know then the schedule of delivery,” Lacson explained.
Last month, the provincial government had set aside P30 million for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.
The fund for the purchase of the vaccines will be sourced from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management fund./DGB, WDJ