Pass muna! Here’s why Isko Moreno won’t get Sinovac jab just yet


Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has passed up the chance to be vaccinated with Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine despite his repeated pronouncements that he’s willing to receive the jab in public.

At the launch of Manila’s COVID-19 vaccination program Tuesday, March 2, Moreno explained that he would wait for his turn since medical frontliners are prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccines.

“Gustong-gusto ko ma magpabakuna ng Sinovac. Pitong beses na akong na-expose sa COVID-19 positive. Salamat sa Diyos, pitong beses na rin akong nag-negative,” Moreno said.

“Araw-araw akong nasa risk tulad ng ibang mga mayor. Pero patuloy pa rin tayong susunod sa national policy na unahin ang mga medical frontliner. I will wait for my turn,” he added.

About 3,000 COVID-19 vials good for 1,500 individuals have been turned over to Sta. Ana Hospital for healthcare workers.