DOH applauds move to amend vaccination law | Inquirer News

DOH applauds move to amend vaccination law

/ 05:12 AM August 11, 2022
Maria Rosario Vergeire STORY: DOH applauds move to amend vax law

DOH officer in charge Maria Rosario Vergeire. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Health (DOH) officer in charge Maria Rosario Vergeire on Wednesday welcomed the proposal of the Senate leadership to amend the law on the government’s vaccination program to widen access to COVID-19 jabs.

According to her, Republic Act No. 11525 or the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021 would be nullified once the state of calamity is lifted as it is bound by such declaration.

ADVERTISEMENT

All COVID-19 vaccines from the stockpile of the government and private sector are under emergency use because they underwent scrutiny only up to the third phase of preliminary trials.

“If [RA 11525] is amended and institutionalized, the limitations would be removed, [with regards to] vaccination and other [policies] related to COVID response,” Vergeire said.

FEATURED STORIES

—KATHLEEN DE VILLA

RELATED STORIES

Senators cool to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination law

Expand fully vaxxed definition to include booster shot, says expert

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: COVID-19 vaccination coverage, DoH, Maria Rosario Vergeire, vaccination law
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters



© 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.