MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday kicked off its vaccination drive for officers within its ranks under the A4 priority group or “essential workers.”
PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar was the first one to get vaccinated with the first dose of China’s Sinovac BioNTech.
“Right now on going ang pagbabakuna ng ating mga pulis, we were given 500 vaccines for today’s vaccination,” said Eleazar.
“This is part of the 53,000 vaccines given to Metro Manila,” he added.
Simultaneous vaccinations are also happening in eight sites within Metro Manila namely, the National Capital Region Police Office, Quezon City Police District, Manila Police District, Southern Police District, Northern Police District, Special Action Force and PNP Aviation Security Group.
Eleazar said that vaccination within its officers is not mandatory and that no penalties will be given to those who would refuse vaccine jabs; however, incentives will be given to those vaccinated.
PNP Chief Eleazar said around 18,320 officers who belong to the A1, A2, and A3 priority group — out of the 220,000-strong police force have already been vaccinated.
As of June 14, the PNP has recorded a total 25,866 COVID-19 cases, with active cases at 1,865, death toll at 71, and 23,930 recoveries.
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