About 61.82 percent or 137,699 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel are fully protected with the required two doses of vaccine against Covid-19, nearing its goal of achieving population protection.
Only about 4.24 percent have yet to get their shots, while about 33.94 percent or 75,573 have received their first doses as of September 21.
PNP deputy chief for administration, Lt. Gen. Joselito Vera Cruz, said the police force received an allocation of 9,900 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine from the National Vaccination Operations Center on Tuesday for use as second dose.
“With the Delta variant making up a large part of the Covid-19 infections in the country, it is a big deal for our police officers to be fully vaccinated so they could perform their duties without reservations and worries,” Vera Cruz said in Filipino.
Police officers are among the front-liners in the fight against the pandemic, manning checkpoints and assisting health facilities and vaccination sites.
Vaccination for Camp Crame-based personnel will start Wednesday; the Aviation Security Group on September 23, the Special Action Force on September 24; and the Philippine National Police Academy on September 27.