THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) welcomed the announcement of Malacañan that beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will be among the priorities to get the Covid-19 vaccine once it becomes available in the country.
In a statement, DSWD said that “this development is definitely a good news especially that beneficiaries of the 4Ps are among the most vulnerable sectors in terms of health and economic aspects.”
DSWD clarified that it has yet to receive the policy governing this. The department will be making the necessary preparations as soon as the guidelines are in place and the vaccine has been cleared of public use by the appropriate and authorized governing agencies.
DSWD said the priority of the agency is to ensure the utmost care and safety of its beneficiaries.
The agency has called on the 4Ps beneficiaries to wait for further announcement through its various social media platforms.
The 4Ps is the national poverty reduction strategy of the national government with DSWD as the lead agency. It invests in the health, nutrition, and education of poor households for improved well-being. It is implemented nationwide with more than 4 million household beneficiaries.