UK-donated AstraZeneca Vaccines Allocated To Police, Military Personnel — Galvez

UK-donated AstraZeneca vaccines will be allocated to police and military personnel, according to Galvez.

On Wednesday, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr said that the 415,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, which were donated by the British government, will be allocated to police and military personnel.

UK-donated AstraZeneca vaccines will be allocated to police and military personnel, according to Galvez.
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In a congressional hearing, Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative Estrellita Suansing asked the vaccine czar if police officers manning checkpoints during ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Suansing also cited that only 50 percent of policemen were vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.

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In his response, Galvez said that of the 415,000 UK-donated AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, 200,000 doses will each be deployed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP), adding that the vaccines will be distributed by regions.

We can provide. For the information of everybody, the UK AstraZeneca we have received last two days ago, that’s 415,000 (doses), it is dedicated for the Armed Forces and PNP,” Galvez said.

The 415,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses given by the British government arrived in Manila last Monday. Experts had said that two AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses were effective against Delta COVID-19 variant.

Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) discouraged a group of “anti-vaxxers” from holding a mass protest amidst COVID-19 threat.

PNP chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar said in a statement that some netizens reported about a social media mobilization of “anti-vaxxers” planning to conduct a rally against the national government’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

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