The Bacolod City Cold Chain Facility received 400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from Gokongwei Foundation Wednesday.
“We are heartened with the additional vaccines donated by Gokongwei Foundation,” former City Administrator Em Legaspi-Ang, concurrent executive director of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force, said.
The support coming from the private sector, like the Gokongwei Group, for Bacolod’s vaccination campaign “has inspired us to work harder to fast track our goal to achieve herd immunity.”
Ang is also the COVID-19 Vaccination Council coordinator.
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia thanked the Gokongwei Foundation for its support to the local government’s vaccination drive.
“This simply highlights the fact that public-private partnership is very much alive in our country. It is very laudable gesture that private business contributes to our people’s well-being in this most trying time,” Leonardia said.
As of November 9, 84 percent of Bacolodnons have already received their first dose of the COVID vaccine.
Ang said that the success of the vaccination efforts of the city would not be possible without the help and support of the whole community.
The EOC continued its vaccination yesterday, at Ayala Malls Capitol Central, CityMall Goldenfields, CityMall Mandalagan, Gaisano City, Robinson’s Place, SM City and Jollibee East.
Ang said that during the weekend, Bacolod will still have vaccination operations also at SM City, Ayala Malls and Jollibee East, which operates 24 hours.*