BAGUIO

PNP rolls out security plan for Covid-19 vaccination

VACCINE SIMULATION. Baguio City Health Services Office personnel simulate Covid-19 vaccination Monday afternoon, February 15, in the city. Volunteers went through the process of vaccination with observers recording the process for possible glitches. (JJ Landingin)

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is now gearing up its security plans for the rollout of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines.

In the 30th PNP foundation day activities at the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Cordillera in Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet, PNP Chief Police General Debold Sinas said the organization has submitted its security program to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the transfer of the vaccines from the hub to the vaccination centers and sites.

"Aside from the plan that we have submitted, we are also ready with our Regional Health Service Units and its doctors and nurses in the event their services will be required. We will be able to provide the service that may be requested from them and as of now, we are more concerned on the security of the transfer and the site where the vaccine will be implemented," Sinas said.

Sinas earlier assured the public that the PNP is ready to provide security during the vaccination rollout against Covid-19.

Police regional offices nationwide were also instructed to escort the transport of vaccine shipments from storage hubs to vaccination centers.

This is aside from the setup of police assistance desks in vaccination centers to prevent criminal elements and threat groups from talking advantage.

Police medical frontliners will be also deployed to assist health workers in administering Covid-19 vaccines to recipients.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) earlier ordered the police to secure Covid-19 vaccines and inoculation teams to avoid possible disruption.

The PNP is also preparing for the vaccination of its personnel against Covid-19.

"The PNP is in the priority list particularly those we identified that will provide security and police doctors and nurses managing quarantine facilities and hospitals will be the first recipients of the vaccine and we are happy that this have been considered," Sinas added.


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