The Emergency Operations Center Task Force expressed its gratitude to security and safety officers for effectively managing huge crowds of vaccine seekers flocking at mall-based vaccination sites in Bacolod City.
The EOC-TF said in a statement Tuesday, “We thank our Bacolod City Police Office, Public Order and Safety Office, and the safety officers of mall-based vaccination sites for effectively managing the huge crowds of vaccinees.”
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said that it is heartening as more and more Bacolodnons are now willing to be inoculated.
“We will continue to exert all efforts to vaccinate as many as possible as the vaccines come,” Leonardia had said earlier.
Among the crowd-control measures implemented at vaccination sites is the setting up of priority lanes for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, a press release from the city said.
The priority lanes have significantly helped in ensuring a smooth and fast-paced Covid-19 vaccine rollout, City Administrator and EOC-TF executive director Em Ang said.
Meanwhile, Contact Tracing head, Dr. Rosalie Deocampo, said the vaccination program of the city continues to help decrease the number of severe Covid-19 cases in Bacolod.
“Vaccine acceptance among Bacolodnons has been getting stronger. More individuals continue to register to avail of the vaccines and line up at the City’s vaccination centers,” Deocampo said.
She added that other accomplishments under the vaccination program of the city have also contributed in lowering the Covid-19 cases for almost a month now.
“Because of our wide vaccine coverage, the number of cases, hospital admissions, and Covid-19 related deaths are getting low,” Deocampo noted.
As of July 31, a total of 149,488 individuals had been vaccinated in Bacolod since the rollout started on March 5, the press release added.*