Expect more vaccines to arrive soon – Bong Go
SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday revealed that more vaccines against the Covid-19 were expected to arrive in the Philippines in the coming days as government accelerates its vaccine rollout to achieve herd immunity and bring back normalcy in the country.
Go, chairman of the Senate Health and Demography Committee, said a total of 3,525,600 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have already arrived in the country as of April 28. An additional 500,000 Sinovac doses also arrived this week, while the delivery of initial doses of Gamaleya Sputnik V from Russia are still being finalized.
He said about 10 million more vaccine doses were expected to arrive before the end of the first half of this year.
The government aims to achieve its target of vaccinating around 70 percent of the country’s population in 2021 to achieve herd immunity.
With the arrival of more vaccines in the country, Go called on the public to trust the government’s vaccination program and appealed to them to follow the vaccination priority list.
“Trust the government, do not be afraid of the vaccine, be scared of Covid-19. The vaccine is the only key for us to slowly return to our normal way of living,” Go said in Filipino.
The senator continues to urge the public to strictly follow the government’s health protocols and practice self-discipline if they want everything to return to normalcy.