By Deighton Acuin and Archie Villaflores

PSG Commander Jesus Durante (PHOTO: Asian Journal)

President Rodrigo Duterte's security personnel administered the coronavirus jabs among themselves, without any help of medical experts, the Presidential Security Group (PSG) chief said Wednesday.

 “We vaccinated ourselves. It’s so easy,” PSG Chief Colonel Jesus Durante admitted in an interview on ANC’s “Headstart.”

 Asked if Durante himself inoculated the vaccine to the PSG officials, he added: “As I’ve said, we vaccinated ourselves. It is within our command.”

 “We’ve done our research. For now, we’ve found the appropriate vaccine for us, which I could say is a traditional vaccine, so we took the risk,” Durante further said.

Meanwhile, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año bared that a Cabinet official and a number of PSG members already received vaccine shots.

However, the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said there are no approved vaccines yet, adding it is illegal to import, distribute, and for a medical practitioner to inoculate unregistered health products.

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