Quezon lawmaker is first from Congress to get COVID-19 vaccine
MANILA, Philippines — Quezon Rep. Angelina “Helen” Tan, chair of the House Committee on Health, got her first dose of the Sinovac vaccine on Tuesday, the first known lawmaker from the House of Representatives to be inoculated with a COVID-19 shot.
Tan was vaccinated at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City as part of her eldest son’s allocation for the family as a surgeon at VMMC.
Despite the public’s reluctance to accept the China-made vaccine, Tan, who is also a physician, urged Filipinos “to support the government’s vaccination program and help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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