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Sumingit? Legazpi Mayor Rosal told to explain why he took COVID-19 jab

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The Department of Interior and Local Government told Legazpi City Noel Rosal to explain why he got vaccinated against coronavirus disease ahead of health frontliners.

According to the order issued by the Interior and Local Government department, Rosal was injected with COVID-19 vaccine on March 16.

Aside from Rosal, four other mayors were issued show cause order. They are: Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez, T’boli Mayor Dibu S. Tuan, St. Nino, South cotabato Mayor Sulpicio Villalobos, and Bataraza, Palawan Mayor Abraham Ibba

Under the government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, the available COVID-19 shots should be first administered to medical frontlines.

The Philippines rolled out its vaccination plan last March 1 using Sinovac vaccines which were donated by the Chinese government to the Philippines.

On March 4, the more than 480,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the Philippines from the COVAX Facility, the international partnership established to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.