Bacolod opens drive-thru vaccination site

Posted by watchmen
August 16, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE
The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center – Task Force and the COVID-19 Vaccination Council start implementing the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination on Sunday, August 15, at the 5th-floor parking area of Ayala Malls Capitol Central. (Bacolod City PIO photo)

The Bacolod City government yesterday opened a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at the 5th-floor parking area of Ayala Malls Capitol Central.

The drive-thru vaccination was supervised by City Administrator Em Ang, Emergency Operations Center – Task Force (EOC-TF) executive director and COVID-19 Vaccination Council coordinator; OIC-City Health Officer Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr.; and EOC and Deputy for Medical Dr. Chris Sorongon, with the assistance of EOC doctors, nurses, barangay health workers, and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Pre-registered healthcare workers, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities will be accommodated at the drive thru vaccination, Ang said.

“Those interested to avail of the drive thru vaccination must bring a screenshot of their online registration, government-issued ID with their Bacolod address, and a pen,” the city administrator added.

For his part, Sorongon said that this latest vaccination strategy “aims to make vaccination more accessible to the public.”

On Friday, August 13, Mayor Evelio Leonardia also led a simple launching ceremony of the city’s mobile vaccination drive “VAX-i” held at the Bacolod City Government Center./WDJ

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