Filtered By: News
News
LOOK

Priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination in Philippines


Nearly 25 million Filipinos composed of frontline health workers, the poor and uniformed personnel will be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as the country eyes to begin its mass immunization program within the first half of 2021.

Geographical and sectoral considerations will be used for the distribution of the vaccine, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

“Uunahin natin bibigyan ng COVID-19 vaccine ang mga lugar na maraming kaso ng COVID-19 tulad ng Metro Manila, Metro Cebu at Davao—ito po iyong geographical priorities,” Roque said at a news conference on Monday.

“Sinu-sino ang nasa prayoridad na mabibigyan ng bakuna laban sa coronavirus? Ang una sa listahan po ay ating mga frontline health workers. Obviously po, kinakailangan bigyan na sila ng bakuna nang magawa nila iyong kanilang katungkulan na walang atubili,” he added.

The Philippines eyes to vaccinate 60 to 70 million people in three to five years. The country has an estimated population of 110 million. — BM, GMA News