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Partially Vaccinated Jeepney Driver Apprehended Over “No Vax, No Ride” Policy

A partially vaccinated jeepney driver has been apprehended by the police authorities over “No Vaccine, No Ride” policy.

On Monday (January 17, 2022), a certain jeepney driver who had his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has been apprehended for not being fully vaccinated. The cops implemented the “no vaccine, no ride” policy.

The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) implements the policy and apprehended numerous public utility vehicles. The cops apprehended a jeepney driver identified as Victor Alcantara.

Jeepney Driver

Alcantara has been apprehended for being partially vaccinated after the police personnel checked his vaccination card.

Based on Department Order No. 2022-001 of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to ride in public transportation vehicles in the National Capital Region (NCR), which is currently under Alert Level 3.

“In general, a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine,” the Department Order states.

Jeepney Driver

PNP-HPG advised the driver to get his second dose as soon as possible. The officers also instructed a partially vaccinated passenger to get its second dose.

According to PNP-HPG National Capital Region chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Joel Mendoza, individuals who will violate the “no vaccination, no ride” policy this week will only receive a warning instead of violation ticket.

Meanwhile, individuals who have medical condition that hinders them be vaccinated will be exempted from the policy. People who will buy essentials goods, receive essential services and heading to vaccination center are exempted.

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