Bacolod City Mayor Bing Leonardia said the local government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan will be as comprehensive as possible to ensure that everyone gets inoculated.
“I’m excited to share the progress we’ve made in Bacolod ever since I approved the creation of a CoVac Council and signed a deal with AstraZeneca for 650,000 doses of their vaccines,” Leonardia said.
The mayor was one of the first local government executives to set up a local COVID-19 Vaccination (CoVac) Council as early as December last year.
“We are comprehensive in our approach such that we’ve considered every step in the process of getting all Bacolodnons vaccinated against COVID, from the logistics and storage down to awareness campaigns and simulation exercises,” Leonardia added.
The mayor will present Bacolod City’s vaccine plan during a webinar entitled “Getting Cities Ready for the Vaccines” today (Wednesday).
Leonardia, who is also president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, has been at the forefront of advocating the local procurement of vaccines to ensure timely delivery.
He underscored the need for “teamwork” between the national and local governments in implementing the massive vaccination drive.
LCP Vice-President and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, LCP PRO and Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, and Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay will be joining the Bacolod mayor at the webinar.
The event is part of a series of online sessions organized by the Liveable Cities Challenge together with the LCP and Globe Telecom.
The series aims to gear up cities with insights to design better solutions for their communities under the new normal.
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