In an interview with ANC’s Headstart last Monday, World Health Organization representative Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe mentioned that the Philippines’ vaccination plan is “very good, comprehensive” but it will be put to the test with the rollout when the COVID-19 vaccines arrives this month.
Dr. Rabindra said during the interview, “I believe they have a very good, comprehensive plan. What we are concerned about is oftentimes the actual rollout faces challenges although you plan very well.”
According to him, the Department of Health and the National Task Force Against COVID-19 are in talks with the WHO regarding the “logistics arrangement.” Discussions are also being undertaken with the local government units and the Department of Information and Communications Technology with respect to the databases of who must first receive the vaccines.
“I believe that the readiness and the preparedness on the part of the Philippines is high and a test for that will be early rollout, which will happen in February,” Dr. Rabindra said.