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Cayetano willing to get COVID vaccine publicly

 By Deighton Acuin

PHOTO: ABS-CBN News

Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano said Wednesday he is willing to get shots of coronavirus vaccine in public to be a “good example” for the government’s inoculation program.

“In welcoming you today [Health] Sec[retary] [Francisco] Duque [III], Secretary [Carlito] Galvez [Jr.] and the whole IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force], Secretary Vince [Dizon]. I personally, umiikot kasi ako, sabi nila magpa-vaccine ka na pero sabi ko ayoko unahan ang frontliners,” said Cayetano in a speech delivered during Taguig City’s Covid-19 vaccination dry run.

“Pero kung kailangan ninyo ng additional na personal na haharap sa tao, sa barangay health workers, sa nutritional workers, sa mga kapatid natin sa media na niri-risk ang buhay nila at alam mo by the nature kasi kapag nasundan ng camera minsan di makasunod sa social distance. But I will also volunteer na magpa-bakuna in front of others to set a good example,” Cayetano added.

The government earlier secured vaccine doses from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac.

This negotiation made alarm for the critics, as Senator Panfilo Lacson and other sources noted the Chinese vaccine costs around P240 per dose in some instances, it will climb at around P1,800 in the country.

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health reported 518,407 COVID-19 cases with 475,542 recoveries, 10,481 mortalities, and 32,384 active cases.


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