Metro Manila Mayors Speak on Getting China’s Sinovac
METRO MANILA MAYORS – Several mayors in Luzon expressed willingness to be vaccinated with China’s Sinovac to boost public trust on the COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected several countries including the Philippines. In PH, community quarantine measures are still up in the entire country now as there are still fresh cases of the coronavirus disease daily.
Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) has previously warned not to let the guards down early. It is to prevent the second wave of the disease.
Unfortunately, recently, there were several new variants of COVID-19 recorded in the different countries. PH has recorded cases of the UK variant of the disease.
What many people await for several months now is finally here – the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. China is one of the countries that developed a vaccine.
China has donated 600,000 doses of Sinovac to the Philippines. However, truths be told that a lot of people are hesitant to be vaccinated. Many are worrying of the possible side effects of the vaccine.
To boost public confidence on Sinovac, several Metro Manila mayors expressed their willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, among these head of their cities are Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto, Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro, and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
Based on the report, these Metro Manila mayors also reasoned that they are usually exposed to COVID-19 patients. On another side, they will only receive the COVID-19 vaccine in a situation wherein no medical frontliner will be deprived because of the jabs that will be given to them.
These mayors affirmed that they will wait for their turn to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Mayor Marcy Teodoro’s name was included on those qualified to receive the Sinovac.
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