Healthcare workers, cops, soldiers, poor among priorities for COVID-19 vaccination | Inquirer News

Healthcare workers, cops, soldiers, poor among priorities for COVID-19 vaccination

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 01:19 PM November 09, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Healthcare workers, uniformed personnel, as well as the poor will be among those to be prioritized in getting the COVID-19 vaccine once it is available, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday.

The government has already come up with a list of priorities for COVID-19 inoculation since supply may not be enough to address the global demand for a vaccine.


Among the priorities, Duque said, are the following:

  • healthcare workers, frontliners in hospitals, emergency rooms
  • frontliners of agencies such as Department of Education, Department of Social Welfare and Development, barangay healthcare workers
  • Employees of Bureau of Corrections, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
  • Uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • Indigent citizens
  • senior citizens
  • other vulnerable population

Meanwhile, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said that priority areas for vaccination are those that were considered as the epicenter of the pandemic: Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Cebu, Davao City, and Cagayan De Oro.


“Ito ‘yung magiging major hub natin sa storage,” Galvez also said in an online media forum.



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