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PNP camps eyed as vaccinatio­n sites for 12 to 17 age group

( PNA)


MANILA – With the government preparing for the vaccinatio­n of the 12 to 17-year-old Filipinos, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has offered its camps and other facilities as vaccinatio­n sites for minor dependents of its uniformed and civilian per sonnel .

PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said he directed Administra­tive Support for COVID19 Task Force head Lt. Gen. Joselito Vera Cruz to begin the listing of the PNP personnel’s minor dependents.

“This will be in preparatio­n for the expansion of the government’s vaccinatio­n program for minors in order to have as many Filipinos protected from the Covid-19,” he said in a video message released on Saturday.

Based on the PNP-Administra­tive Support for Covid-19 Task Force (ASCOTF) data, more than 131,000 PNP personnel have already been fully vaccinated while more than 80,000 others have already received their first dose.

Eleazar said they intend to vaccinate the entire 222,711 PNP personnel before the end of this year as only 1,554 of them have yet to receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

He said using police camps and other facilities at least for children and other dependents of the PNP personnel would help decongest the vaccinatio­n sites of the local government units once the vaccinatio­n for 12 to 17 years old population starts.

The national government, through the National Task Force Against Covid-19 headed by Secretary Carlito Galvez who is also the country’s vaccine czar, is now preparing for the vaccinatio­n of the 12 to 17 years old Filipinos amid the continuous arrival of vaccines against the coronaviru­s. (PNA)

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