BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III
Bacolod City has administered a total of 78,361 Covid-19 vaccines, as of July 9, the Emergency Operations Center said yesterday.
Of the number, 22,057 were with British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccines while the rest were China-made Sinovac jabs.
Since July 9, 64,184 Bacolodnons had their first inoculation while 14,177 were fully vaccinated.
Vaccination centers in 18 barangays of Bacolod will also be opened today until Thursday to cater to residents who have scheduled inoculation.
Vaccination centers in barangays Alangilan, Banago, Montevista, Mansilingan, and Pahanocoy will be opened today while those in barangays 20, 23, Estefania, Mandalagan, Felisa, and in Villa Esperanza in Tangub will operate tomorrow.
Barangays Alijis, Bata, Punta Taytay, Singcang-Airport, Sum-ag, Villamonte, Vista Alegre, and Taculing will also open their vaccination centers on Thursday.
These centers are on top of the inoculation sites at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central, SM City, and Robinsons Place Bacolod.
Executive director Em Ang of the Emergency Operations Center said earlier that the Covid-19 vaccines are for free, adding that if there are any social media posts of people allegedly being charged for their vaccine, the EOC has nothing to do with it.
Ang stressed that the EOC has not authorized any person to collect fees for the vaccine, and she urged the public to be wary of these unscrupulous people who are trying to take advantage of the situation.
She reiterated that those who haven’t done so yet may now register at tinyurl.com/bcdceironline and wait to be notified of their scheduled vaccination.
The EOC reminded the public that they do not encourage walk-ins at this time in order to effectively control the crowds and maintain proper distancing at vaccination sites.*