By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
A total of 37,150 residents of Bacolod City have already been inoculated against coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, based on the data released by the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Based on the data taken between March 5 and June 4 of this year, 29,359 individuals have already received their first dose of the vaccines, while 7,791 were already fully vaccinated.
The city was able to resume their mass vaccination program last Monday, June 7, after receiving a new batch of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac vaccines over the weekend.
The city is currently inoculating those under the A1 (frontline health workers), A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (persons with comorbidities) categories.
It is expected that the EOC will also begin inoculating those under the A4 (other frontline workers) category this month.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said they will continuously inoculate the city’s residents at the fastest possible time, and he salutes the men and women who have been tirelessly doing their noble job of vaccinating the Bacolodnon as they desire to achieve herd immunity./DGB, WDJ