Only those on the front line are targeted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to be vaccinated against Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) when covid vaccines arrive in the Philippines.
In an interview in the new record AFP Chief of Staff Lt. General Sirilito Sobejana, said that only 25 percent of the total AFP population is their target to be vaccinated, especially those in the front line.
This equates to 31,250 AFP members from 125,000 active military personnel.
Sobejana explained that only 25 percent will be given priority because they are the ones who need to be vaccinated and most of the soldiers are said to be busy with their duty to protect the country’s territory.
Sobejana, on the other hand, assured that they fully support the government, especially the Department of Health (DoH) for the immunization of our compatriots of COVID-19.