Filipinos cannot choose what vaccines will be administered to them when the national-government-sponsored Covid-19 vaccination program kicks off, Malacañang said on Monday.
In a media briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Filipinos should notbe picky and those in priority sectors who would pass up the opportunity to get vaccinated would also have their vaccination privileges renounced.
“Mayroon tayong lahat ng karapatan para sa mabuting kalusugan pero hindi naman po pupuwede na pihikan dahil napakadaming Pilipino na dapat turukan,” he said.
Those who will elect not to enlist themselves in the vaccination will be required to sign a declaration, Roque added.
“Wala pong pilian, wala kasing pilitan Pero magsa-sign ka ng waiver na hindi ka nagpaturok,” he disclosed.
“At kapag ikaw ay mayroong prayoridad, siyempre mawawala ang prayoridad mo. Sasama ka doon sa the rest of the taumbayan na naghihintay ng bakuna,” he added.
Results of a Pulse Asia survey released earlier this month showed that only 47 percent of Filipinos were “not inclined” to get vaccinated for Covid-19.
Almost 490,000 Filipinos have contracted the coronavirus as of Jan. 11. John Ezekiel J. Hirro