BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III
Several officials of the Bacolod City government received their first shots of vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 yesterday.
This was after Mayor Evelio Leonardia was himself inoculated two weeks ago, and said he did not feel anything since the vaccination, although at first he had hesitations over it.
Leonardia reiterated his call for Bacolodnons to be inoculated “as it is the only way to get back to our normal lives.”
Among those who were vaccinated yesterday with the British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccines were Councilor Ann Marie Palermo, executive assistant Sammy Montoyo, city consultant for trade John Orola and Department of Public Services head Nelson Sedillo, who all belong to the A2 category in the vaccine rollout priority, being senior citizens.
Montoyo said he did not feel anything and it is as if he got a regular vaccine, adding that everyone should be inoculated.
Councilor Archie Baribar is also scheduled to be vaccinated this week, being a senior citizen, too.
Meanwhile, 13 barangays in the City had no additional Covid cases in the last two weeks.
These are barangays 4, 8, 9, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 37 and 41.*