BACOLOD CITY – Some 23,800 vials of Sinovac’s CoronaVac jabs dispatched by the national government arrived at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental on Tuesday.
The allocation included 7,000 vials for this city and 16,800 vials for Negros Occidental province.
The latest supply received by the city is the second in three days, after getting 10,000 vials of the China-made vaccine on June 5.
Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr., officer-in-charge of the City Health Office, said the 17,000 doses of CoronaVac will be administered to 8,500 Bacolodnons classified under the first three priority groups.
These include the A1 (front line healthcare workers), A2 (senior citizens), and A3 (adults with comorbidities), both for their first and second doses.
Meanwhile, the allocation for Negros Occidental is being stored at the Provincial Health Office cold room here, before the vaccines are distributed to the various local government units across the province.
The fresh batch of CoronaVac jabs came after the May 18 shipment of 3,000 doses each for Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
On April 30, some 23,500 vials of CoronaVac vaccines also arrived for Negros Occidental and Bacolod, of which 16,000 doses went to the province and 7,500, to the city.
Before that, Negros Occidental received 11,400 vials while Bacolod was given 3,000 vials on April 12, and on April 6, some 5,200 vials were allocated to Negros Occidental while 2,000 vials were sent to Bacolod. (PNA)