Inatasan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang mga lokal na pamahalaan na hagilapin at kumbinsihin ang mga indibidwal na hindi pa kumpleto at nakatatanggap ng ikalawang dose ng bakuna.
Ito ay matapos iulat ng National Task Force Against COVID-19 na umabot sa 113,000 indibidwal ang hindi pumunta para sa kanilang ikalawang dose bunsod ng medikal at personal na rason.
“I want the authorities and the LGUs to find out why this is happening and to take steps to return to their… maimbyerna sila na madala ng mga barangay captain pati mayors,” atas ni Pangulong Duterte.
Dagdag pa niya, “Kindly help us ferret out the persons who have not received the second booster until now.”
Nanawagan din si Pangulong Duterte sa publiko na sundin ang payo ng mga eksperto.
“Nahihirapan talaga ako mag-convince sa mga Pilipino lalo na ‘yung matigas ang ulo. Kindly follow instructions. Hindi naman mahirap ‘yan, eh,” panawagan ng Pangulo.
Pinaalala rin ng Pangulo na hindi sapat ang isang dose ng bakuna laban sa COVID-19.
“Kayong iisa lang, kulang ‘yan. Pakilinya lang uli for the second those because [your protection] is not complete without the booster,” ani Pangulong Duterte.
Subalit, iginiit din niya na balewala ang kumpletong bakuna kung patuloy na susuway ang publiko sa itinakdang health protocols.
“It (vaccine) will give you a measure of protection, but it does not guarantee that you will not get COVID again. In spite of your vaccines, and boosters, please observe the basic protocol — mask, hugas ng kamay, [and] social distancing,” paalala ng Pangulo.
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