Lacson to request 3M vaccine shots for Negrenses


Negros Occidental needs three million doses of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he will ask the national government for the vaccination of 70 percent of the province’s total population.

During a recent virtual meeting, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez told members of the League of Provinces of the Philippines that the national government will take care of the vaccination of 70 percent of the country’s population. (

Lacson said the three million doses he will request will cover 1.5 million Negrenses, which is equivalent to 70 percent of the Negros Occidental population.

The provincial government already entered a multi-lateral contract with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines Inc. for the purchase of 100,000 doses for 50,000 individuals.

Several component cities in the province also signified their intention to purchase vaccines for their respective constituents. The towns of E.B. Magalona, Toboso and Hinobaan also signified their intention to the same.