By Jennylou Canon


With various COVID-19 vaccine brands arriving in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte urged the public to not choose a vaccine brand they will be inoculated with.

“Di’ba sabi ko there will be no discrimination at saka hindi kayo makapili kung ano ang bakuna. Pareho lahat 'yan,” Duterte said in his weekly briefing on Monday night.

“Kung ano ang nasa harapan n'yo, yun na. Do not ask for a special kind kasi bulto per bulto yan ibigay. Hindi namimili yan, kinukuha na lang tapos binibigay [What’s in front of you, that would be it. Do not ask for a special kind because it was given in bulk. It was not chosen, we just received it and distribute them],” Duterte added.

Duterte also told the public that there is "no reason" to be choosy since all vaccines are "potent and effective."

“Kung mahirap ka man o mayaman, kung gusto mo, pumunta ka doon sa vaccination site. If you are there in that community, go there and have yourself vaccinated by any of the vaccines available. They are all potent, they are all effective. There’s no reason for you to be choosy about it,” he stated.

The president earlier instructed Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez to distribute COVID-19 vaccines without bias to the brand.

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