COVID-19 Vaccination Of Seniors In Negros Occidental Remains Challenging – Official

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BACOLOD CITY — Convincing more senior citizens in Negros Occidental to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is an uphill battle.

Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz on Wednesday, June 22, said they targeted 15,000 senior citizens during their simultaneous province-wide mass vaccination drive this month but so far only 714 have been covered.

The provincial government is giving rice assistance to senior citizens who agree to be vaccinated, and financial incentives to barangay health workers who are able to convince more residents to get inoculated.

He said they will just keep on trying to convince more residents, especially senior citizens, to get vaccinated for their own pro…

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