Lawmaker: Barangay frontliners priority for Covid-19 vaccine

TANGALAN, Aklan -- Barangay frontliners will be among those who will be prioritized to receive a vaccine for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in case it becomes available in the country, a lawmaker said.

"The Duterte administration and the Congress considered the barangay frontl ners as important sector in our fight against Covid-19 pandemic. Such measures are being provided for in the Bayanihan to Heal As On Act part 2," said Aklan Second District Representative Teodorico Haresco in a press conference.

Department of Health reports indicated that Covid-19 vaccines may be available by next year.

"After barangay frontliners, other sectors may follow to which includes our military and the police," Haresco added.

The Second District of Aklan covers the western towns of Aklan, namely, Numancia, Makato, Tangalan, Lezo, Malinao, Ibajay, Nabas, Malaya and Buruanga. (Jun N. Aguirre/SunStar Philippines)


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