Bacolod EOC suspends vax drive on Holy Week

April 12, 2022 by No Comments

THE Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) will temporarily stop the vaccination program against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during the Holy Week.Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical data and analysis of EOC-TF, said Tuesday, April 12, that the vaccination in malls and in barangays will end Wednesday, April 13, and it will resume on Monday, April 18.”Currently, we only opened two vaccination sites in malls including SM City Mall and Ayala Malls Capitol Central, as well as in Jollibee-Gatuslao and in the barangays,” he said.He added the Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) also signified its intention to man the vaccination sites at the north and south terminals.Sorongon noted that they will discuss VTI’s request at their next meeting to allow their health workers to manage the vaccination in said areas.Sorongon said they are now concentrating to inoculate the minors and for those who will have their booster shots.”It’s very important to avail the booster shots to protect ourselves against Covid-19,” he said.Sorongon reported that in Western Visayas, Bacolod City has topped in the vaccination program as 133 percent of the target population in the city were already fully vaccinated.He also said that the City Government already opened seven schools for limited face-to-face (F2F) classes.But because of the Tropical Depression Agaton, he said, the classes were temporarily suspended on Monday, April 11.These schools include Alangilan National High School, Alangilan Farm School, Apolinario Mabini Elementary School, Andres Bonifacio ES II, Education and Training Center School III, Alberto Arceo Sr. Elementary School and Rafael Alunan Elementary School.Sorongon said the classes will resume after the Holy Week.