At least 566 personnel from various stations of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019.
Data showed that, as of Monday, the San Carlos City Police Station registered the highest number of vaccinated personnel with 75.
Col. Romy Palgue, NOCPPO director, said that while the Philippine National Police does not have its own vaccine supply yet for personnel in all 31 stations in Negros Occidental, police officers were able to avail of the shots provided by local government units.
“If the LGU or the local chief executive offers the vaccines, that’s the time the police get themselves vaccinated,” he said in a statement.
Palgue said he has not been vaccinated yet, but 57 personnel of the NOCPPO headquarters have already availed of the vaccines from the provincial government.
Lt. Roby Aurita, deputy for administration of the San Carlos City Police Station, told the Philippine News Agency yesterday that, of the 75 personnel who have received the Covid-19 vaccines, 57 have been fully vaccinated.
Eighteen others are scheduled to avail of their second dose today.
Based on the list provided by NOCPPO as of July 25, police stations and units with more than 10 vaccinated personnel included Escalante CPS, 60, Silay CPS – 59, NOCPPO provincial headquarters – 57, Victorias CPS – 48, Negros Occidental Police Mobile Force Company – 48, Himamaylan CPS – 45, Murcia Municipal Police Station – 34, Salvador Benedicto MPS – 29, Kabankalan CPS – 18, Cadiz CPS – 15, Isabela MPS – 14, San Enrique MPS – 13, and Sagay CPS – 11.
Latest data showed that NOCPPO has nine active Covid-19 cases among its personnel.
There are 2,245 uniformed and non-uniformed police personnel in Negros Occidental.*PNA