- Vice President Leni Robredo revealed she qualifies for A3 vaccine priority but chose to delay for now
- She explained that she opts to give her slot away as we only have limited vaccine available
- Robredo admitted that even though she is hypersensitive, she will just get the COVID-19 jab as soon as more supplies arrive in the country
Vice President Leni Robredo admitted she will opt to delay her COVID-19 vaccination because she knows the country has limited supply of vaccines as of the moment.
Speaking on her weekly radio show, “BISErbisyong LENI,” the Vice President revealed she qualifies for the A3 vaccine priority because she has comorbidities. However, she has yet to register in the Quezon City’s vaccination program to give way to others. Robredo said she will just opt to get the jab as soon as more doses arrive in the country.
Robredo said, “Pasok ako doon kasi hypertensive ako eh. Pero alam ko kasing kakaunti pa lang iyong bakuna, kaya hindi muna ako nag-register; doon na lang ako kapag marami nang dumating.”
Robredo went on to lament how there are still doubts and hesitations on vaccination among the public. She urged everyone to make an effort in convincing and educating others the importance of vaccination so they may reach herd immunity.
The Vice President encouraged, “Kailangan mag-exert tayo ng effort na yayain iyong tao na magpabakuna, kasi hindi natin mari-reach iyong herd immunity, tatagal pa tayo sa ganitong sitwasyon kapag hindi natin naabutan iyong herd immunity.”
She added how it’s unfortunate that we only have limited supply and yet people still don’t want to receive the jab. “Kasi kakaunti na lang nga iyong vaccines available, ayaw pa ng tao,” Robredo remarked.
Meanwhile, Robredo praised several local government units such as Manila, Parañaque and others that are doing a good job in the rollout of their vaccination programs. She stressed how important it is for the national government to give support to the efforts of the LGUs.