Malacañang on Thursday said it had yet to determine if Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni Robredo” was qualified to enjoy priority access to Covid-19 vaccines after the latter volunteered to get inoculated in public.

Robredo in a video message posted on her Facebook page on Wednesday said she was willing to get early doses of Covid-19 vaccines to allay the public’s fears.

“Mayroong nilabas na ‘yong IATF na prioritization. Susundin natin ‘yon. Ang priority natin, healthcare professionals at elderly, pero kung kinakailangan na magpabakuna tayo nang una, in public, para ma-encourage ‘yung taong magpabakuna, gagawin natin ‘yon,” she said.

Asked if Robredo was assured of vaccine doses, Roque said: “Tingnan po natin sa listahan where she falls in the order of priority.”

Earlier this week, Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte’s family could be among the first ones to receive Covid-19 vaccines because they are public officials.

“Dahil mga public officials po ang mga anak ng ating pangulo e baka naman po makipagtulungan din sila para ma-boost po ang vaccine confidence. Pero wala pa pong petsa kung kailan at kung sila po ay papayag na mangunguna,” Roque said.

Duterte, a 75-year-old, will be prioritized in the vaccination drive, Roque said.

The country has recorded 543,282 Covid-19 cases as of Feb. 11. John Ezekiel J. Hirro