IATF Changes Restrictions on Fully-Vaccinated Senior Citizens

IATF Gives Update on Restrictions for Senior Citizens Who Are Fully-Vaccinated Against COVID-19

IATF – The Inter-Agency Task Force implements changes on the restrictions for senior citizens who are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.

One of the biggest steps in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 is the effort to achieve a population protection through vaccinations. In the Philippines, the authorities abide by a ladder in giving the jabs and it prioritizes the healthcare workers, the senior citizens, and those who have co-morbidities.

The vaccination of the healthcare workers, the senior citizens, and the individuals who have co-morbidities have already started. The authorities are also eyeing to start the vaccination of the poor Filipinos and the economic workers this month.

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IATF on Senior Citizens in GCQ, MGCQ Areas
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are restrictions set for the senior citizens. They are not allowed to go out from their houses in areas with stricter community quarantine measures. The Department of Health (DOH) previously affirmed that house-to-house vaccinations may be done for those seniors who cannot go to the facilities anymore.

With regards to the senior citizens who are now fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) made changes covering those senior citizens living in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified GCQ.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the IATF is easing the stay-at-home restrictions for fully-vaccinated senior citizens in GCQ and MGCQ areas. The senior citizens have to present their COVID-19 vaccination card everytime they would go out but they must continue to be careful and abide by the health protocols.

According to the report, interzonal travel is not yet allowed unless it is a point-to-point travel. The seniors are allowed to go out two (2) weeks after they received their 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Furthermore, the IATF also allows the opening of gyms, skating rinks, and museums in NCR Plus will be allowed provided that only 30% of the total capacity of the establishment is allowed to be accommodated.

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