SC resumes vaccination of court employees

Published June 15, 2021, 1:23 PM

by Rey Panaligan 

SC vaccination program

The Supreme Court (SC) resumed on Tuesday, June 15, its vaccination against the coronavirus diseases (COVID-10) for employees included in the priority group.

In a statement, the SC’s public information office (PIO) said the vaccination was done at the court’s training center on Padre Faura St. in Ermita, Manila in coordination with the National Task Force Against COVID-19, the Department of Health, and the city government of Manila.

It said the “immediate vaccination of Court employees is among the short-term plans for the Judiciary of Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo.”

Last June 11, Gesmundo said that a total of 1,994 officials and employees of the judiciary has been infected with COVID-19 as of last June 3.

Of those infected, 33 had died, 1,846 had recovered and 115 are still active cases, he said.

He also said that “of the 1,584 court workers who underwent quarantine after contracting the disease, 213 were hospitalized, 33 were quarantined in COVID-19 facilities, and 972 underwent home quarantine or isolation.”

The government has included more than 30,000 judiciary officials and employees in the A4 category of priority persons in COVID-19 vaccination program.

Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez, who had been designated head of the vaccination task force, said that the SC had already three vaccination drives.