MANILA, Philippines — Special polling stations will be established by the Commission on Elections (Comelec)…
Returns to the use of vaccines in polling places.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go supports making Covid-19 vaccinations available in voting places to urge unvaccinated voters to take advantage of the opportunity.
In an interview on Tuesday, Go, who chairs the Committee on Health and Demography, said he had already proposed the notion to the Department of Health (DOH).
“Why not, if pagsabayin yung pagboboto nilang nilang nilang nilang nilang nilang nilang nilang nilang nilang nilang nilang n ‘ After voting, if magkaroon kayo ng lugar doon at hindi nakaka-istorbo naman po sa eleksyon, bakit hindi kung makatulong po ito sa karagdagang number ng magpapabakuna (Why not if they may do so after voting? Why not) if our vaccinators have a location to go after voting where they won’t disrupt the elections)?” he remarked during a visit to fire victims in Purok I, Barangay Pineda, Pasig City.
In an earlier “Laging Handa” briefing, DOH Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje stated that they would explore setting up vaccination clinics in election precincts on May 9.
“Let’s see what happens. Because everyone would be voting in their own neighborhoods, we’ll look at setting up vaccination sites at precincts,” she explained.
As of May 1, the government had fully vaccinated 75% of the eligible population, or approximately 67 million Filipinos, against Covid-19.
Only 13 million had received the initial booster dose.