BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III
Bacolod City recorded its highest number of inoculation in one day on July 26 when 12,016 residents were vaccinated, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.
Leonardia said the fact that more and more people are now willing to be inoculated is heartening, but this development also poses big challenges.
He said there was a surge of crowds in the vaccination centers as a consequence, and the Emergency Operations Center that met to assess the situation, decided to cancel catering to walk-ins at the vaccination sites.
Leonardia reminded the public again that only registered and pre-arranged vaccinees will now be accommodated.
The mayor appealed for the understanding of all concerned, adding “We will continue to exert all efforts to vaccinate as many as possible as the vaccines come.”
The EOC said overseas Filipino workers with contracts or certificates from their agencies were advised to proceed at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central starting yesterday.
The EOC said they will only cater to OFWs from Bacolod.
Meanwhile, the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital is set to administer 335 doses of Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen to HIV patients, a statement from the hospital said.
It also said that the vaccine recipients are managed by the HIV and AIDS core team and that the hospital aims to protect them from having severe to critical Covid-19 infection.
CLMMRH records show that most of the Covid patients, as of June, were 51 to 80 years old, followed by those aged 31 to 40 years old.
More than half of the Covid-19 patients admitted since last month at CLMMRH were females, and seven out of 10 patients were residents of Bacolod.
The CLMMRH added that 46 percent of these patients sought consultation less than three days from the onset of symptom/s while four in every 10 patients were discharged from the hospital between 11 to 20 days.
The hospital management reiterated its call for residents to be careful and not be complacent outside their communities because the threat of the Covid Delta variant is present in the region.*