EOC to focus on border control, booster shots


The Bacolod Emergency Operations Center said it will strengthen border control to prevent the entry of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, and prioritize administering second dose and booster shots to priority groups.

It also reminded the public anew to follow the minimum health protocols as Bacolod is still under Alert Level 2 until Jan. 15.

Dr. Chris Sorongon, Bacolod Emergency Operations Center Deputy Executive Director for Data Analysis

Dr. Chris Sorongon, EOC deputy executive director for Data Analysis, said they will also launch the master listing of minors 5 to 11 years old for vaccination in preparation for the arrival of vaccines intended for their use.

He added that Bacolod City already reached its target and has vaccinated 104 percent of the intended population by end of 2021.

Vaccination activities will resume Jan. 3 in malls, terminals, and all barangay bakuna centers, and the Vax-i buses will be fully operational.

He added that their teams will try to hold house-to-house vaccination campaign, particularly among anti-vaxxers and those who still need lengthy and clear information on the benefits of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease.

The EOC insists that vaccination and following the minimum health protocols are still the best combination to avoid getting infected, even with the Omicron variant threat. | MML