PNP prepares names of 700 cops in the COVID vaccination priority list

Published February 15, 2021, 5:32 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has completed the list of 700 policemen who would be prioritized in the roll-out of the government’s free vaccination program for the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).


Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, PNP deputy chief for Operations and the concurrent commander of the PNP’s Administrative Support for the COVID-19 Task Force, said those in the priority list are police medical frontliners and those who were given COVID-19 response-related assignments.

“For the PNP we have given 700 persons to be vaccinated during the first dose and second dose. We are prepared to provide the necessary names of our personnel if in case we would be given additional contact for the vaccination,” said Eleazar.

“We have our own priority list, those in the frontlines aside from the personnel assigned with the PNP General Hospital,” he added.

Based on the PNP’s vaccine prioritization, PNP medical frontliners are on the top list which include those assigned in hospital and health facilities, quarantine facilities and swabbing facilities.

Also included in the top priority list are PNP personnel who are expected to be tapped in securing the arrival, transport, distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines as well as the vaccination proper. PNP contact tracers are also included.

On the second priority list are PNP personnel with health risks, or those with comorbidities and with existing medical conditions.

On the third priority list are key senior officers and top officials who are assigned in operation and administrative duties, policemen deployed in Quarantine Control Points and checkpoints and those who are on standby as augmentation forces for the COVID vaccination.