Officials of local government units have moved up as “essential” frontliners in the government’s vaccine priority list, according to Malacañang.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said LGU officials will be part of the “A4” priority with other frontline personnel in essential sectors including uniformed personnel and those in working sectors.
Roque said in a virtual press conference, “A4 po ata ha, but I could be wrong, pero kasama na sila sa A priority.”
He added more government officials and workers have contracted Covid-19, but other government officials, such as Cabinet members, remain under the “B2” category.There are currently around 1,630 provincial governors and city and municipal mayors and 42,000 barangay chairpersons all over the country.
He expressed hope that the interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group would consider studying the inclusion of other government officials on the priority list.