Negros Occidental gives rice incentives for vaxxed elderly | Inquirer News
Close  

Negros Occidental gives rice incentives for vaxxed elderly

/ 12:44 PM June 22, 2022
Negros Occidental gives rice incentives for vaxxed elderly

Map of Negros Occidental | INQIRER.net

BACOLOD CITY—The release of rice incentives for Negros Occidental senior citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 has started.

Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said on Tuesday, June 21, that they initially released 66 sacks of rice for 661 vaccinated senior citizens who will receive five kilos each.

ADVERTISEMENT

The provincial government has been trying to ramp up the COVID-19 vaccination drive so more local governments in Negros Occidental can be de-escalated to Alert Level 1.

Nine of the 31 local governments in Negros Occidental are under Alert Level 1, while the rest remain under Alert Level 2.

FEATURED STORIES

The province has vaccinated only 64.11 percent of its target population, making it the lowest performer in Western Visayas, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

The province has also vaccinated 58.86 percent of its target senior citizen population, DOH said.

lzb

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: COVID-19, Incentives, Negros Occidental, senior citizens, Vaccination
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.