The DOH appealed to the public not to lie about their health conditions to get inoculated against COVID-19.
The Department of Health (DOH) appealed to the public not to lie about their health conditions in order for them to immediately get vaccinated against COVID-19.
On Friday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire assured that all eligible individuals in the Philippines will be able to receive their COVID-19 doses in due time.
Vergeire also said that they received reports from their regional offices that several people presented fake documents of having comorbidities. She also warned that those who lied about their health conditions may face penalties.
“Meron po iyang mga penalties—meron na po tayong vina-violate sa ating mga existing laws in the country. So atin pong binabalaan at atin pong binibigyan ng advise ang ating mga kababayan—don’t go to that strategy,” Vergeire said.
Currently, the COVID-19 vaccination program in the Philippines covered the A1 to A4 priority groups: medical frontliners (A1), senior citizens (A2), people with comorbidities (A3), and essential workers (A4).
Those who fell under A3 category may present the following as proof of their health conditions: medical certificate from an attending physician, prescription for medicines, hospital records such as the discharge summary and medical abstract; or pathology reports and surgical records.