THE Bacolod City Government is expecting an additional 3,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines from the National Government.
Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical data and analysis of Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said the additional vaccines are expected to be delivered this week and these will be used for the priority groups in the city like the healthcare workers, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities.
Aside from Sinovac vaccines, he said they are also expecting to get more supply of AstraZeneca vaccines since more than two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines already arrived in the country.
The Bacolod Covid-19 Vaccination Council (CoVac) already administered a total of 12,473 doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines in the city.
Sorongon said the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) mass vaccination program for priority groups in Bacolod City also resumed in SM City and Ayala Malls Capitol Central in the city.
The vaccination, which started on May 3 with a daily schedule from 10 a.m. to 5 p. m., aimed to accommodate remaining healthcare workers (A1), senior citizens (A2), and persons with comorbidities (A3) who have yet to receive Covid-19 vaccine jabs.
From May 3 to 6, the CoVac and EOC already inoculated a total of 1,690 individuals in SM City mass vaccination.
Sorongon said they will accommodate only those who have completed their vaccination registration and have received a call or text from EOC of their confirmed appointments.
The schedule of vaccination is based on a first-come, first-served sequence in the order that the registration came into the City's database.
Sorongon said some adjustments were also implemented in the mass vaccination program in malls to ensure the strict implementation of health protocols.
He said they also tapped the assistance of barangay health workers to accommodate those who want to be vaccinated.
He added that to avail of the free vaccination of Bacolod City, one must register online through the link tinyurl.com/bcdceironline.