Metro Manila mayors have agreed to be vaccinated for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as part of their move to boost the confidence of their constituents towards vaccination against the virus.
The government has already classified governors and local chief executives (LCEs) as frontliners, qualifying them to receive Covid-19 vaccines.
“All of us 17 mayors have agreed to be vaccinated for Covid-19 so the people will gain confidence. We will see that the confidence of our residents will improve,” Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez, who heads the Metro Manila Council, said in Filipino in a television interview.
“If the public can see mayors and governors vaccinated, their confidence will grow further,” he added in Filipino.Previously, there were a number of mayors and LCEs who have been asking that they also be prioritized for Covid-19 vaccination as they are also frontliners in the fight against the virus. Also, there are mayors who were infected by Covid-19 with Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora being one of them. SOVEREIGNPH