Negros Occidental Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang urged the health officers and medical staff of all local government units in the province to ensure that their vaccine cold storage facilities are ready to accept delivery.
“Please prepare your cold storage facilities, especially for LGUs far from Bacolod. As soon as possible,we will deliver the vaccines to you,” Tumimbang said during the “BakunaKasangga ng Bida” vaccine simulation exercise conducted recently at Cansilayan National High School in Murcia.
Meanwhile, Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas thanked the provincial government for selecting Murcia as the venue for the vaccine simulation exercise.
He said the activity further bolsters the town’s strategic significance as the crossroads for goods and services coming to and from northern, southern and central Negros Occidental.
“For one year now, we in Murcia exerted all efforts to combat the virus. With the availability of the vaccine, we can now march forward with a strong and resilient mind that we can combat the virus thru vaccination,” Rojas said.
Earlier this month, several thousand Sinovac vaccines arrived in the province. Medical frontliners in the provincial hospital in Silay City and the district hospitals in Cadiz City, Kabankalan City and Valladolid were prioritized as the first recipients of the vaccines.*