Galvez Speaks on COVID-19 Vaccination for A4 & A5 Categories
GALVEZ – Philippines’ vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. announced the start of the “mini” rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines for A4 and A5 categories.
The national government is currently in the pursuit for population protection against COVID-19. It is targeting to vaccinate 70 million people the soonest time possible. Several vaccine brands have arrived in the country – Pfizer, Sinovac, Moderna, and AstraZeneca among others.
In the rollout of the vaccines, the top priorities are the healthcare workers who are the frontliners in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. The senior citizens and those who have co-morbidities were also vaccinated.
A few days ago, the national government place the families of the healthcare workers and the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are set to fly abroad soon in a higher priority.
Previously, the national government announced its pursuit to start the vaccination of the people under the A4 and A5 categories in June. The former category include the economic workers while the latter category is comprised of the poor Filipinos.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, PH vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. announced that the vaccination for those under the A4 and A5 categories will start in June 7. He stressed that it is going to be a “mini” rollout first but it is expected that a wider range may take place in mid June.
The vaccination will first rollout in the National Capital Region, Metro Davao, Batangas, Metro Cebu, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizan, Cavite, and Pampanga. According to Galvez, around 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in the Philippines this month.
The vaccine czar expressed that the major rollout of the vaccines for the economic frontliners and the government workers will take place upon the arrival of the main bulk of COVAX. Mandaluyong is already planning to transfer the vaccination to a bigger site while Manila and Caloocan City will be adding vaccination centers.
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