Bacolod starts house-to-house vaccination vs COVID-19

Published October 22, 2021, 1:44 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY — The city government here has started the implementation of the house-to-house vaccination, as it intensifies its battle against COVID-19.

Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) executive director Em Ang, said the initiative is currently focused on seven barangays with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

These barangays are Mansilingan, Taculing, Tangub, Estefania, Villamonte, Mandalagan, and Alijis.

Ang said the intensified house-to-house vaccination drive which kicked off on Oct. 20, involves the city’s VAX-i mobile buses, which aims to make vaccination more accessible to the public.

It is being implemented in close coordination with the village chiefs and their respective Barangay Health and Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs).

The EOC-TF, however, noted that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is not mandatory, as it “has always been voluntary.”

But, Mayor Evelio Leonardia stressed the goal of the city is to make the vaccination program more accessible to everyone so that Bacolod will achieve herd immunity and control the COVID-19 spread.

EOC reports showed that as of Oct. 16, a total of 213,828 Bacolodnons have already received their vaccine shots. Of the number, 157,825 were fully vaccinated.