Vaccine pass so seniors could go out pushed

Presidential adviser Joey Concepcion is pushing to pursue the “vaccine pass” so that senior citizens can leave their homes.

The vaccine pass may eventually be digitized but can now be used by a local government-issued card.

“This will increase the mobility of seniors, they can move around kung may bakuna card. pati yung RT-PCR, sa Amerika if na you can travel without RT-PCR,” said Concepcion.

Even if the vaccination pass is lost, it is said that each has a record, for example, in EZ Consult of Quezon City.

But no matter how many doctors are asked, the relaxation shouldn’t be sudden by June.

“To make life very simple, huwag na nating payagan… Masyado tayong nagmamadali. ko maintindihan tayo huling-huli nagdesisyon na magpabakuna. What is just a few months, maliit na lang po yan compared sa kung ano pwedeng mangyari sa atin,” said Maricar Limpin, Vice President of Philippine College of Physicians.

For the federation of senior citizens, it is ok for those who have been to eat outside but only outdoor dining should be allowed.

“Kasi sa restaurants, di mo masiguro lahat ng nagsisilbi ay talagang COVID-free, kailangan talaga kaming senior 65 years and above kahit nabakuhanan na ng doble, kailangan talagang mag-ingat,” said Jorge Banal, President of Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines-NCR.

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Vaccine pass so seniors could go out pushed

Only 12 percent of the 10 million seniors have been vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines.

Meanwhile, Senator  supports allowing  citizens who completed their vaccination against COVID-19.

According to Eric Teng, president of Restaurant Owners of the Philippines, seniors are now allowed to go out to open in the United States and Israel.

Villar supported Teng’s position that this could be done in the Philippines as well.

“Bakit sila open sa lahat? Tayo e ang higpit higpit, ‘di ba?” she added.

But Senator Nancy Binay explained that the US and Israel would soon achieve their “herd immunity” against COVID-19.

Binay said that it is possible to allow the  to  the house once the workers on the A4 priority list have been vaccinated.

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