The Pangasinan Provincial Board in its web-based/online session on August 9, has approved a resolution that gives priority to PNP personnel frontliners in the on-going COVID-19 vaccination rollout.
Authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario, Provincial Resolution No. 2635-2021 is entitled: “Urging the National Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to Consider Priority to PNP Personnel Frontliners in the Ongoing COVID-19 Vaccination Drive.”
“Frontline health workers, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities and others which are listed on the top list have already been vaccinated,” the resolution stated further noting that “frontline personnel in essential sectors which include uniformed personnel are included in the next category of the priority list of the COVID-19 vaccination program.”
In addition, the resolution disclosed that “law enforcement frontliners are at high risk of exposure since they are dealing with a lot of people during their call of duty.”
As stated in the resolution, prioritizing the uniformed personnel would lessen their mortality and morbidity rate during this period of public health crisis especially now that local cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant have already been detected in some parts of the country.
“COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection toward a severe infection for everybody especially the PNP personnel frontliners who continue to enforce the government’s ongoing efforts to contain the further spread of the disease more so in the fight against the highly infectious Delta variant,” the resolution disclosed. (/Ruby R. Bernardino)