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Palace urges public to ‘trust’ real experts on safety of coronavirus vaccines

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque (Photo Credits: facebook.com/PresSpokespersonPH)

Malacañang on Tuesday urged the public to ‘trust’ real experts on the safety and efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines.

“Magkaroon naman po tayo ng tiwala sa ating mga eksperto na hindi naman po iyan itututok sa atin kung ito po ay hindi ligtas at hindi gumagana. Dahil kung hindi po tayo magtitiwala sa eksperto, kanino po tayo magtitiwala?” Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a virtual press briefing.

“Kaya naman po natin binigyan ng prayoridad iyong pagdating ng bakuna dito sa Pilipinas eh dahil ninanais nga ni Presidente na mabawasan iyong mga magkakasakit pa at mamamatay dito sa COVID,” he added.

Roque also mentioned Philippine Foundation for Vaccination executive director Dr. Lulu Bravo’s appeal to the Filipinos to not listen to the “self-proclaimed” vaccine experts.

“Bigyan po natin ng respeto at tiwala iyong talagang mga maraming alam tungkol sa bakuna,” he noted.

Roque earlier said Filipinos cannot afford to be “picky” with the brand of COVID-19 vaccine they want to receive in the government’s free coronavirus vaccination project.

READ: Filipinos cannot afford to be picky with the vaccine brand — Roque

According to Roque, Filipinos that are under the list of priority population who do not want to receive vaccination from the government will have to sign a document waiving his/her priority privilege.

Among those who will be prioritized by the free vaccination of the government are health workers, senior citizens, the indigent population, and uniformed personnel.

 

 

 

 

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