The Bacolod City government surpassed the original target set by the Department of Health (DOH) for the November 29 to December 1 “Bayanihan Bakunahan” campaign to hasten government efforts to achieve herd immunity.
A total of 70,752 doses were inoculated to Bacolodnons, including 12-17 year-old teeners and seniors with co-morbidities, by the more than 200 vaccinators and volunteers, including doctors, nurses, barangay health workers and village officials, in 42 vaccination sites.
DOH’s goal for Bacolod was to jab 22,057 per day in the next three days or a total of 66,171 vaccinees.
The DOH-6 cited Bacolod for accomplishing a 106.92 percent record beyond the target that the agency had set for the local government unit.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for his part, thanked Bacolodnons for their all-out support to the national government drive to fast-track efforts to reach herd immunity.
He said the sight of thousands lining up to get vaccinated was very encouraging.
On the first day of the Bayanihan Bakunahan, official DOH data showed Bacolod had inoculated a total of 29,047 or, a 131.69 percent record above the target.
Some 18,897 residents were vaccinated on Nov. 30 or on Day Two of the “Bakunahan” on top of the 22,808 vaccinees on Day Three, Dec. 1./WDJ