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Manila says ‘no’ to forced inoculation

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said last week that he is not sold on proposals from some sectors to make Covid19 vaccination mandatory.


Instead, Moreno said that it would be better to encourage the citizens to take the jabs by thoroughly explaining the advantages of being vaccinated against the coronavirus.


“I would rather that we convince the public to voluntarily adhere to safety and make them understand fully the value of safety that inoculation offers. Maraming puwedeng gawing batas…dalin nyo muna bakuna dito kasi yan ang hinihintay ng tao,” he said.


The mayor said that in the city of Manila, the residents are given the choice of whether or not they want to avail of the free Covid vaccine, and even those who have already registered for vaccination are free to back out if they want.


Moreno stressed that currently, everybody is exposed to a 100% risk of dying and it is only through getting vaccinated that we can get some protection from the infection.


The mayor also mentioned that he and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna have a definitive action plan which is first, to address those who wish to be inoculated, while embarking on a program aimed at convincing those who have doubts, to also avail of the free vaccines. ANDI GARCIA

Photo: Manila PIO


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