WHO slams slow pace of elderly vaccination
Gulf Today|August 02, 2021
A World Health Organization (WHO) official bewailed as “unacceptable” the slow pace of giving COVID-19 vaccine jabs to elderly Filipinos, aged 60 and above, described as the most vulnerable sector in the campaign to contain the spread of the virus, especially the highly infectious Delta variant.
Manolo B Jara

Dr Rabindra Abeyasinghe, the WHO representative to the Philippines, noted that seven out of 10 deaths traced to COVID-19 in the country have come from the elderly.

He pointed that senior Filipinos were supposed to be high on the priority list of people to be vaccinated but he cited data showing it was not so.

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