Leonardia: City to get 650k doses of AstraZeneca vaccine


Bacolod City will procure 650,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines, Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced.

Leonardia said this is a giant leap towards realizing our vaccination goals.

“I’ve signed a deal with this Oxford-British firm which means that a very substantial number of our population can be vaccinated as soon as this product hits Philippine shores,” according to him. (

“While I was that excited to make this announcement earlier, I withheld because I had to honor the confidentiality clause that was standard in all their contracts,” he added.

Bacolod continues to record a decreasing trend in the number of Covid-19 positive cases, the latest only being 0.52 percent based on the data of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force.