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Bacolod vax drive resumes

Bacolod’s vaccination drive resumed at the different malls and barangays starting yesterday, Dr. Edwin Miraflor, Jr., officer-in-charge of the City Health Office, said.

The schedule ran from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for mall-based inoculation, he said, adding that the SM City drive will begin on Saturday, while vaccination at Ayala Malls Capitol Central will still be ongoing even on a Sunday.

The city’s vax-i buses, or the mobile vaccination clinic, will again hit the road starting next week, Miraflor disclosed.


In an interview over radio station DYRL yesterday, Miraflor said 105 percent of Bacolod’s target population had received first dose of the COVID vaccine, while 94.5 percent is already fully-vaccinated.

He also disclosed that the city government is reserving its Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the 12 to 17 pediatric population.

He also clarified that they are still awaiting the official announcement as to when they will start inoculating those in the 5 to 11 age group.


He also reiterated that the Department of Health had already shortened the vaccination interval schedule for vaccinees who wish to get their second dose and booster shots.

Those who received the single shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine may get their booster after two months.

Dully-vaccinated residents, who had other brands for their first and second doses, may get their booster shots after three months instead of six months.

Those inoculated with AstraZeneca for their first dose may get their second shot four weeks later, instead of waiting for 8 to 12 weeks, Miraflor explained.


From 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, January 10, the bus will be at CGM and will be at the Libertad area from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

On Wednesday, January 12, the mobile clinic will at the Central Market from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and move to Arao for the 1 to 3 p.m. schedule.

There will be vaccination drive at Pedring and Villa Soledad from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, January 13, and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Purok Sabes.

On Friday, January 14, the bus will be at the Burgos area from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and resume operations at Providence from 1 to 3 p.m.

From 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, the vax-i bus is set to ply the Nepan area in Barangay Alijis before moving to Hermilinda Homes in Barangay Mansilingan for the 10 a.m. to 12 noon schedule, the CHO executive said.


Miraflor also said that yesterday, the city government resumed its regular barangay-based vaccination drive.

Vaccination was held at the CHO yesterday as well as in Barangays Villamonte, Cabug, Sum-ag, Vista Alegre and Tangub.

The drive continues at the CHO today and in Mansilingan, Villa Esperanza and Banago.

There will be vaccination in Barangay Taculing tomorrow, January 5.

On the 6th, the vaccinators will be in Alijis, Taculing, ETCS, Tangub, Felisa and Lopez Jaena.

On Friday, the team will be in Pahanocoy, Villamonte, Punta Taytay, Sum ag, Felisa, Villa Esperanza, Mandalagan and Taculing. Barangay Bata is on Saturday.*

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