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Philippines to give vaccinated elderly more freedom to encourage COVID-19 inoculation

Philippines to give vaccinated elderly more freedom to encourage COVID-19 inoculation

11/6/2021 10:07:00 AM

Philippines to give vaccinated elderly more freedom to encourage COVID-19 inoculation

MANILA: The Philippines will exempt elderly people who have been fully vaccinated from stay-at-home orders to encourage more to get inoculated and ...

AsiaFILE PHOTO: A health worker administers a dose of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, as economic workers queue to get vaccinated at Robinsons Place, in Manila, Philippines, June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez11 Jun 2021 02:41PMShare this content

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BookmarkMANILA: The Philippines will exempt elderly people who have been fully vaccinated from stay-at-home orders to encourage more to get inoculated and help authorities meet COVID-19 immunisation targets, officials said on Friday (Jun 11).Seniors living in areas under looser quarantine restrictions will be allowed to go out from Wednesday, but will still need to wear masks, face shields and practice social distancing, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe elderly, who account for four-fifths of COVID-19 deaths in the country, were among priority groups in the government's vaccination drive that began on Mar 1.But as of Jun 6, only 1.54 million, or 16 per cent, of an elderly population of more than 9 million, had got their first shot, while more than 343,000 had received their second doses. headtopics.com

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