Negros Occidental holds info campaign to overcome fears vs COVID-19 vaccines
BACOLOD CITY –– The Negros Occidental provincial government is conducting a massive information drive to allay fears against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines.
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said they learned that many people have apprehensions about having the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Vaccination is the way to move forward. It will protect residents from COVID-19 and help end the pandemic,” Diaz said.
The Department of Health said front-line health workers and uniformed personnel are prioritized in the vaccination program since they have a higher risk of exposure while on duty.
The deadline for the registration of the front-liners is Monday, Feb. 15.
Those who have pre-existing ailments should get the consent of their doctors for the vaccination, Diaz said.
The Negros Occidental provincial government expects to receive three million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the national government for 1.5 million residents.
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