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Covid19 vaccinees to set perks

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National Task Force Against Covid19 chief and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier this week announced that the government would be adopting practices from countries around the world on affording more benefits to those who have completed their Covid19 jabs.


Vulnerable sectors and senior citizens especially, may become more open to getting the shots if they come with certain perks.


“What we see is that in order to motivate our seniors and also our people with comorbidities, we need to give them some leeway,” Galvez said.


Department of Trade and Industry secretary Ramon Lopez was also in favor of granting fully vaccinated individuals privileges, adding that this would be discussed in further detail by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).


One of these so-called perks was the shortening of the quarantine period for vaccinated travelers, both foreign and domestic. Just last week, the health department and the IATF declared that all inoculated Filipinos vaccinated in the Philippines would need to quarantine for just seven days after a trip abroad and no Covid19 tests would be necessary. However, foreigners and Filipinos jabbed outside the country would still need to complete a 10-day quarantine period with testing.


Among the countries being studied is Israel, which has been successful in vaccinating a considerable chunk of their population. Later this month, experts from the Middle Eastern nation will arrive and hold a dialogue with government officials.


In Israel, all inoculated persons have been allowed more mobility, while those still awaiting their shots are housebound and must be tested every three days.


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