By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Bacolod City and Negros Occidental governments received 2,920 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Department of Health 6 (DOH-6) yesterday.
Bacolod City and Negros Occidental governments received an additional 2,920 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Department of Health 6 (DOH-6) yesterday.
Dr. Jane Juanico, head of DOH-6’s infectious disease cluster, said the 370 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are for Negros Occidental while Bacolod City received 1,560 doses.
The provincial government is also receiving an additional 990 doses of Sinovac vaccine, after it was revealed by provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, earlier this week that they are short by 900 doses in order to inoculate all of their 1,700 healthcare workers who have volunteered for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Juanico added that the AstraZeneca vaccine that would be received by both Bacolod and Negros Occidental will be used for senior healthcare workers who are not allowed to be injected with the Sinovac vaccine due to their age.
Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have already initiated their respective vaccinations programs, with the provincial government kicking-off its program last Thursday, inoculating 10 doctors and two nurses at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.
As of March 10, Bacolod City had already vaccinated 1,274 healthcare workers from various public and private hospitals in the city./DGB, WDJ