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Duterte reminds Pinoys anew to get Covid-19 jab: ‘We are not over the hump’

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte once again encouraged unvaccinated people to get Covid-19 shots, saying that the virus is still around.

During his pre-recorded Talk to the People address Monday, Duterte also urged parents to get their eligible children vaccinated.

The government began the nationwide rollout of Covid-19 vaccination for all children aged 12 to 17 years in November last year. Pilot vaccination for 5 to 11 years old, on one hand, started today, February 7.

“Get the vaccines and include your children because it will ensure their health and life in the future. Importante talaga ang bakuna,” the Chief Executive said.

“We are not over the hump. [Wag] tayo magsabi na wala na because the microbes are still in the air. Airborne ‘yan eh,” he added.