THE City Government of Bacolod will receive an additional 15,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines Tuesday, June 22, from the National Government.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia, in a statement, said the Department of Health (DOH) informed him Monday, June 21, that another 15,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines will be given to Bacolod.
He said the additional vaccines will arrive at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City Tuesday.
"We thank DOH-6 Regional Director Emilia Monicimpo for responding to our continuing requests for more vaccines," he added.
The mayor stressed that this is good news because this will accelerate the momentum of the city's vaccination program.
"To date, we have already done more than 52,000 inoculations and we are encouraged because vaccine acceptance is also improving among our people," Leonardia said.
"Our dedicated vaccination teams will see to it that we will implement the vaccination of these 15,000 new doses of Sinovac at the soonest possible time in our different vaccination centers, including our barangays," he said.
The city earlier received a total of 17,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines from the National Government.
The additional vaccines will be administered to the priority groups A1 to A3.
The city has an ongoing vaccination rollout at SM City Bacolod and Ayala Malls Capitol Central.
The vaccination centers will accommodate the healthcare workers (A1), senior citizens (A2), and persons with comorbidities (A3) eligible priority groups who have yet to receive Covid-19 vaccine jabs.