Senators Bong Go said that Vice President Leni Robredo should be among the first government officials to take a shot of the vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), to help build the confidence of the public on taking the vaccine.
“Ikaw naman VP Leni Robredo, ang magpaturok, sabay tayo (As for you VP Leni Robredo please take an injection of Covid-19 vaccine, let us do that together),” he said, adding President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to be the first to take a Covid-19 vaccine shot.
“Nagsalita na po ang ating Pangulo, willing naman siya mauna (Our president has spoken, he is willing to be first to take Covid-19 vaccine injection),” Go added.
The senator further said that Covid-19 vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd should also be among to take the Covid-19 vaccine to help build the public’s trust on the vaccines the government is acquiring.
“Kaya sabi ko Sec. Duque, Sec. Galvez, pag andiyan na yung vaccine, paturok agad kayo, pakita ninyo na pagkatiwalaan ang vaccine na binili ninyo (I told Secretaries Duque and Galvez that when the vaccines arrive, they should immediately be the first to take the injections, they have to show that the vaccines they purchased can be trusted),” Go said.
Robredo recently said she is ready to take a Covid-19 vaccine injection in public to boost the confidence of Filipinos on taking vaccines against the virus.
Early this year, OCTA Research’s Tugon ng Masa survey showed only 25 percent of respondents in Metro Manila were willing to get the Covid-19 vaccine once this becomes available in the country. SOVEREIGNPH