INCENTIVES FOR PARENTS WHO WILL ALLOW CHILDREN TO GET JABS PROPOSED
THE officer-in-charge of the Department of Health proposed the giving of incentives to parents who will allow their children to be inoculated against Covid19.
Maria Rosario Vergeire said that vaccination is not mandatory but it should be encouraged.
“Vaccination should not be a prerequisite to going to school. This would disenfranchise other children whose parents would really not allow their children to have themselves vaccinated. Education is a right. We cannot take it to another mandate wherein they will not be able to go to school because of this,” Vergeire said.
“What we need to do is incentivize and also we need to encourage our mothers, our guardians that their children get vaccinated,” she added.
She said that the department will set up vaccination sites in schools to encourage children and their parents to get jabs.
“They are there already. They might be more encouraged because iyong access ay binigay na natin sa kanila,” Vergeire said.