Vaccination of gov’t officials not on priority list ‘won’t happen again’—Nograles | Inquirer News
Close  

Vaccination of gov’t officials not on priority list ‘won’t happen again’—Nograles

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:48 AM March 08, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Vaccination of public officials who are not in the priority list “will not happen again,” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles assured on Monday.

“Yes, but the preliminary assessment basically is just that it was just a miscom[munication] and we will make sure it will not happen again,” Nograles said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel when asked if the government will probe public officials who cut the line for vaccination.

ADVERTISEMENT

Malacañang had admitted there were some “breaches” in vaccination protocols after Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority public services head Michael Salalima were inoculated despite not being health workers.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the two officials were only prodded by hospital staff to be vaccinated to boost public confidence, stressing that health workers remain to be the priority for COVID-19 jabs.

FEATURED STORIES

“Malinawag naman po na yung mga medical, health frontliners natin yung bibigyan talaga ng ultimate priority especially with the AstraZeneca doses natin,” Nograles said.

(It’s clear that the medical, health frontliners are the ultimate priority especially with our AstraZeneca doses.)

The 525,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines the Philippines so far received were from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility.

The WHO earlier urged the Philippine government to observe the priority list of vaccine recipients to ensure the continued delivery of jabs from the global vaccine sharing pool.

JE

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: coronavirus Philippines, COVID-19 Vaccine, public officials, vaccine priority
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.