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Robredo bares problem on vaccine distribution

VACCINE EXPRESS. Vice President Leni Robredo is accompanied by Magalang Councilor Koko Gonzales and Municipal Information Officer Uriel David during Saturday's Vaccine Express sponsored by the Office of the Vice President. (Chris Navarro)

VICE President Leni Robredo said there is a problem with the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

The vice president issued the statement during a roll-out of more than 2,000 vaccines in Magalang town, Pampanga on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

Robredo said many local government units (LGUs) are seeking the assistance of the Office of the Vice President to augment their respective inoculation initiatives.

"Tingin ko unfair naman kung sasabihin natin na napupulitika. Pero yung facts talaga is may problema sa distribution kasi napakaraming LGUs na nagpapa abot sa akin ng SOS. Na kung pwedeng tulungan sila pagdating sa vaccine supply," the vice president added.

The Covid-19 vaccine supply is very low, according to Robredo.

"Sa aming na lang sa Bicol, napakababa talaga ng supply. Kagaya sa akin, galing akong Camarines Sur, parang

ang nababakunahan pa lang ay less than 10 percent," she said.

The number of Covid-19 cases in the country is increasing and the release of vaccines to LGUs should be prioritized, the Vice President said.

"Para sa akin, kailangang bilis bilisan kasi andito na nga ang Delta variant," Robredo said.

Several LGUs have echoed their sentiments regarding the slow pace release of vaccines allotted for them, she

added.

"Sana hanapan nila ng paraan kung saan Yung bottle neck kasi nasa kalagitnaan tayo ng pandemic," Robredo ended.


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