BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A total of 30,945 Negrenses were inoculated on the initial two-day nationwide mass vaccination drive in Negros Occidental on February 10 and 11, according to a report of the Provincial Health Office.
The PHO reported that the number of vaccinated individuals is equivalent to 24.02 percent of the 128,848 persons being targeted for inoculation.
The nationwide “Bayanihan, Bakunahan III” has been extended by the Department of Health toFebruary 18.
All the local government units in Negros Occidental and the Capitol-managed government hospitals joined the initial two days of mass vaccination drive.
On Feb. 10, a total of 15,370 individuals availed of vaccination, followed by 15, 575 more on the next day, while the seven government hospitals also vaccinated 606 persons,the PHO report added.
Negros Occidental needs to vaccinate two million of its residents to achieve population protection against COVID-19, under the new guidelines issued by the Department of Health.
Based on the Feb. 10 data of PHO, more than 1.2 million Negrenses were already vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City will start the pediatrics vaccination for ages 5 to 11, to be attended by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, Provincial Consultant on Economic Affairs Alfredo Benitez, provincial DOH officer Maila Bernabe, Mayor Mark Golez and Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz, among others.*