BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Negros Occidental remains on top of the list on Day 2 of the three-day National Vaccination Day among all provinces and highly-urbanized cities in Western Visayas, in terms of vaccinated individuals, as of November 30.
The Department of Health Vaccination Operations Center reported yesterday that Negros Occidental vaccinated 68,911 persons on November 29 and 58,662 more on the 30th, exceeding its target of 50,000 individuals to be inoculated per day.
On Day 1, Negros Occidental achieved 137.82 percent accomplishment and 117.32 percent on Day 2. The figure for Day 3 is not available as of press time.
Over two consecutive days, Negros Occidental vaccinated 127,573 individuals, registering an 85.05 percent accomplishment, with Iloilo province trailing behind with 89,909 individuals vaccinated, followed by highly-urbanized Bacolod City – 47,994, Capiz – 32,395, Antique – 31,780, Aklan -17,614, Guimaras -14, 472 and Iloilo City – 11,393.
For the three-day mass vaccination, Negros Occidental targeted 150,000 individuals to be vaccinated.
Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz yesterday that Western Visayas ranked number three among all regions in the country in numbers of vaccinated persons, with Negros Occidental being the biggest contributor.
Diaz congratulated the 31 local governments units of Negros Occidental, especially their respective City and Municipal Health Offices, as well as the Provincial Health Office for a job well done.
Let’s continue this campaign, until we reach the 70 percent vaccination of our people in Negros Occidental, he added.
As of November 30, COVID-19 active cases in Negros Occidental further went down further to 423, from its peak of more than 4,400 in October.*