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Covid19 vaccine not a replacement for health measures

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Metro Manila mayors earlier this week agreed that their constituents must still comply with the minimum health protocols even after receiving the Covid19 vaccine.


Malacañang guest speakers Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco and Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan were united in the view that vaccines would serve only as an additional layer of protection against the coronavirus and that it is “not a replacement” for standard health protocols such as wearing of face masks and face shield and social distancing.


“It doesn’t mean that once you get vaccinated, you are 100% safe,” Malapitan added. “Wearing of face masks should be required until Covid19 is totally eliminated.


The Caloocan City government aims to inoculate 1.1 million residents, with 165 vaccinators administering the shot to 100 people per day for seven days. Navotas, meanwhile, aims to vaccinate a total of 103,000 residents in 50 days, with 100 persons per day receiving the jab in each of the city’s 20 vaccination sites.


Tiangco also advised the health department to come up with a uniform Covid19 vaccine passport format, which is harder for counterfeiters to forge than if local governments issue their own.


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