August 19, 2021

Future vaccine regimens may provide more mobility for vaxxed people

When the government changes protocols after the target number for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) inoculation is reached, vaccinated people may have more mobility than unvaccinated people, according to a member of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Ramon Lopez stated Tuesday that the IATF would consider modifying lockdown procedures once vaccination rates rise and vaccine supply exceeds demand.

“It implies that those who should have been vaccinated have already been vaccinated, and those who haven’t been vaccinated by that time are those who don’t want to be. We can also propose modifying the procedure once we get to that point,” Lopez added in Filipino at the Laging Handa briefing.

Future procedures may enable enterprises with completely vaccinated employees to open their doors, and fully vaccinated consumers may be permitted to enter these facilities.

“Those who have been immunized may have greater mobility,” Lopez added.

The objective of immunization, according to the trade head, is to prevent people from severe and serious Covid-19 illnesses that would need hospitalization.

“As a result, it’s critical that you be vaccinated. It also implies that for individuals who have been vaccinated, the procedure may be relaxed. And, for the safety of those who have not been vaccinated, those who are not vaccinated should be cautious and remain at home during the lockdown,” Lopez added.

He urged Filipinos to acquire the Covid-19 vaccine in order to safeguard the country’s people and eventually reopen the economy.

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