Bacolodnons who got their first dose of Covid-19 vaccines at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) may receive their second dose at the SMX Convention Center in SM City Bacolod, the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) official said.

Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr., officer-in-charge of CHO, said in a statement that second-dose vaccinees whose first doses were administered at BCGC may avail of their second doses at the SMX Convention Center starting Monday, May 24, 2021, until Friday.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Task Force and the Covid-19 Vaccination Council (CoVaC), both chaired by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, will continue to administer the second jabs at SMX Convention Center starting Monday until May 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will continue every weekday.

On May 3, the EOC and CoVac held their free vaccination drive at SM City, which they inoculated thousands of recipients with Covid-19 vaccines.

Miraflor said vaccinees should bring their vaccination cards when lining up for their second dose.

The SMX Convention Center is one of the city’s vaccination centers accommodating the remaining frontline healthcare workers (A1), senior citizens (A2), and adults with comorbidities (A3).

Another vaccination center was also set up at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central Mall.

“With a more stable supply, we intend to put these vaccines into people’s arms as quickly as we can, so we can reach herd immunity status – sooner rather than later – and re-boost our local economy which has suffered in this pandemic,” Leonardia said.

Should more vaccines arrive, the City is ready to open more vaccination centers, he said.

Since last week, about 24 vaccination centers in Bacolod City were opened including in malls to accommodate healthcare workers, senior citizens and persons with commodities.

The schedule of vaccination is based on a first-come-first-served sequence in the order that the registration came into the City’s database.

The City will accommodate only those who have completed their vaccination registration and have received a call or text from the Emergency Operations Center of their confirmed appointments.

To avail of the free vaccination, Bacolod residents should register online through this link: or at their barangay halls.

Source: Sun Star