Senate President Tito Sotto Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Senate President Tito Sotto received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III recently shared that he received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine amidst the ongoing vaccinations of the Upper Chamber’s employees.

Senate President Tito Sotto
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On Saturday, Sotto disclosed that he has been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid the ongoing inoculations of the Upper Chamber’s employees.

After A1, A2 and A3 Senate employees, finally had mine although I’m A2. I took what was available upon arrival. Had Sinovac!” Sotto said in a Viber message to reporters.

Sotto was seen accompanied by his wife, actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto in the photos he recently shared to media. According to him, his wife was also inoculated on the same day.

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Sotto said during their plenary session last May 18 that 73 percent of the chamber’s employees have already been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease.

Senators supposedly agreed that they be placed last in the national government’s COVID-19 vaccination line, with medical frontliners (Category A1), senior citizens (Category A2), and person with comorbidities (Category A3) as their priorities.

Aside from the Senate President, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon also received his first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in San Juan City last April 10.

The Department of Health (DOH) said that Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine doses were taken 28 days apart, while AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses may be taken 4-12 weeks apart.

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