- MITCH M. LIPA
With the arrival of 17,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines, inoculation will resume in selected barangays in the city starting today, Emergency Operations Center Executive Director Em Ang said.
She explained that simultaneous vaccination in the 21 Barangay Vaccination Centers is not possible this time, due to the limited supply of the vaccines.
The Barangay Vaccination Team has been directed to administer the vaccine to those who are already in the waiting list, Ang said. She noted that more people are now willing to get vaccinated after observing no adverse effects among those who received their first dose.
Inoculation in the two malls is ongoing for those who are scheduled to receive the second dose and first dose for the senior citizens and person with comorbidity.
As of June 7, 2021 the City Vaccination Council reported 29,359 Bacolodnons, who received the first dose of the COVID vaccine and 7, 791 are fully vaccinated.
The EOC continues to encourage the senior citizens group and persons with comorbidities to register and get vaccinated. – MML