Robredo to receive COVID-19 vaccine publicly

 By Jennylou Canon


Vice President Leni Robredo will be getting COVID-19 vaccine publicly in order to boost the public’s confidence on the vaccine, her camp said on Wednesday.

Robredo’s Spokesperson Ibarra Gutierrez stated that the Vice President already expressed her willingness in December to be publicly vaccinated.

“As early as the first week of December, Vice President Leni already declared her willingness to receive the vaccine in public to encourage all Filipinos to get vaccinated,” Gutierrez said in response to Senator Bong Go’s challenge to get the COVID-19 vaccine with President Rodrigo Duterte.

“In her view, the government should have two priorities on this issue: ensuring the availability of a safe, effective, and affordable vaccine, and ensuring that as many Filipinos as possible receive it. She is more than ready to do her part in attaining these goals,” Gutierrez added.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that Duterte will be vaccinated privately like England’s Royal Family members.

Duterte earlier said that he would take the vaccine last to give way to health workers, elderly, and the poor.

Currently, only Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has secured an EUA or emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).