The Supreme Court said its request for inclusion in the priority vaccination group A4 was granted by the National Task Force Against Covid-19.
A request was sent to NTF chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on March 31, seeking to consider justices, judges and court personnel of the Philippine judiciary as frontline government workers whose functions are essential at all times, especially during the pandemic.
A4 is composed of non-medical public and private essential workers who face clients but cannot consistently meet minimum health standards like air circulation, physical distancing and limited exposure time.
In February, the Supreme Court announced it will be procuring Covid-19 vaccines, approved during an en banc session held on January 26, for all justices, judges, officials, and personnel of the judiciary.
The NTF informed them that vaccines arriving this month shall have allotment for the judiciary.