NegOcc LGUs allot funding for purchase of COVID vaccine

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Local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental have earmarked funds for the procurement of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine for their constituents.

Some LGUs will administer the vaccines for free to all residents, while others will prioritize sectors as recommended by the World Health Organization.

In San Carlos, the city government set aside P20 million for the purchase of vaccines to immunize 60,000 of its residents. (

Don Salvador Benedicto, meanwhile, earmarked P30 million to vaccinate at least 20,000 residents.

The towns of E.B. Magalona, Toboso, and Hinoba-an also announced their intentions to purchase Covid-19 vaccines.

E.B. Magalona set aside P20 million, Toboso, P16 million, and Hinoba-an, P10 million.

As of January 18, Negros Occidental has recorded a total of 6,528 cases of Covid-19, 6,201 of which recovered and 178 died.