IATF approves priority group A4 for COVID-19 vaccination

Presidential spokesperson said Friday the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the Priority Group of the country’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

The complete list of Priority Group A4 is as follows:

  • commuter transport (land, air, and sea), including logistics
  • public and private wet and dry market vendors
  • frontline workers in groceries, supermarkets, delivery services
  • workers in manufacturing for food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical products
  • frontline workers in food retail, including food service delivery
  • frontline workers in private and government financial services
  • frontline workers in hotels and accommodation establishments
  • priests, rabbis, imams, and other religious leaders
  • security guards/ personnel assigned in offices, agencies, and organizations identified in the list of priority industries/sectors
  • frontline workers in private and government news media
  • customer-facing personnel of telecoms, cable and internet service providers, distribution and water distribution utilities

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IATF approves priority group A4 for COVID-19 vaccination

  • frontline personnel in basic education and higher education institutions and agencies
  • overseas Filipino workers, including those scheduled for deployment within two months
  • frontline workers in law/justice, security, and social protection sectors
  • frontline government workers engaged in the operations of government transport system, quarantine inspection; worker safety inspection and other COVID-19 response activities
  • frontline government workers in charge of tax collection, assessment of businesses for incentives, election, national ID, data collection personnel
  • diplomatic community and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) personnel in consular operations
  • Department of Public Works and Highways personnel in charge of monitoring government infrastructure projects

Meanwhile, below is the priority groups that were given COVID-19 vaccines so far:

  • A1: Frontline workers in health facilities both national and local, private and public, health professionals and non-professionals like students, nursing aides, janitors, barangay health workers, etc.;
  • A2: Senior citizens aged 60 years old and above;
  • A3: Persons with comorbidities

Roque added the IATF also approved the continuous training of the national athletes at the Olympic Training Bubble in Calamba, Laguna and the extension of the temporary suspension of foreign nationals until April 30.