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Bacolod goes house-to-house in vax drive to fight COVID-19

/ 06:01 PM October 22, 2021

BACOLOD CITY—The city government is intensifying its battle against COVID-19 as it implements a house-to-house vaccination campaign.

“An intensified house-to-house vaccination will pave the way to herd immunity,” said Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) Executive Director Em Ang.

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The initiative focuses on seven barangays with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, she said. These are Mansilingan, Taculing, Tangub, Estefania, Villamonte, Mandalagan, and Alijis, she said.

The campaign is coordinated with the village chiefs and their respective Barangay Health and Emergency Response Teams.

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The house-to-house drive involves the city’s VAX-i mobile buses.

“Let’s help each other. Let’s make house visits and vaccinate not only the bedridden but also other qualified yet unvaccinated residents. This is one strategy that we need to employ,” said EOC Deputy for Medical Data Management and Analysis Dr. Chris Sorongon.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the goal was to make the vaccination program more accessible to everyone so that Bacolod could achieve herd immunity and control the spread of COVID-19.

The EOC-TF clarified, though, that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is not mandatory, as it “has always been voluntary.”

EOC reports show that as of Oct. 16, a total of 213,828 Bacolodnons have received vaccine shots. Of the number, 157,825 had been fully vaccinated.

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