COVID vaccinees who refuse to be injected warned

Published January 17, 2021, 4:12 PM

by Chito Chavez

COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries who refuse to be injected will be removed from the priority list of recipients, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) chairman Quirino Gov. Dakila warned Sunday.

Local government units (LGUs) are now finalizing the priority list for COVID-19 vaccines.

In an interview over GMA News, Cua noted that the LGUs need to identify the target vaccine beneficiaries who want to be immunized or not.

He admitted that the process of cleansing the list of vaccine beneficiaries who are willing to be injected by the COVID-19 antidote is another burden for the LGUs.

Cua noted that the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Health (DoH) had provided them the general guidelines with regards to the COVID-19 vaccines but the specific regulations are still being ironed out.

Cua identified frontliners, senior citizens, and the indigent public as among the COVID-19 vaccine priority recipients.

He noted that the group of local government units will meet the National Task Force Against COVID-19 to discuss logistics concerns of the vaccination program.