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DOH supports ‘No vaccine, no ayuda’ proposal to encourage COVID-19 vax


The Department of Health (DOH) said it will support the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) ‘No Vaccine, No Subsidy’ proposal to encourage eligible citizens to get their COVID-19 shots.

In an interview with The Source on Tuesday, Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire said DOH will support the policy should DILG push for it. 

Vergeire clarified that the policy should, however, undergo a thorough review first, ensuring that there will be no violation of any rights of citizens or the members of 4Ps.

DILG recently bared a proposal to withhold the Php 750 health and nutrition monthly grant, a component of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), until the indigent recipient agrees to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine.

Under Republic Act 11310 or the 4Ps Act, eligible beneficiaries from poor households are entitled to at least a Php 750 health grant per month and a monthly cash grant ranging from Php 300 to Php 700 per child in the family depending on their year level.

Interior spokesperson Jonathan Malaya earlier told CNN Philippines that the idea originated from local government units struggling to ramp up their vaccination programs, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to sanction localities that fail to meet their inoculation targets. – WhatALife.ph

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