COVID-19’s Inter-Agency Task Force is reviewing the recommendations from the private sector to increase vaccination rates.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez had a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte and proposed the following suggestions:
- Mandatory vaccinations for unrestricted access to public transport, travel, restaurants, and tourism establishments.
- Mandatory vaccines for healthcare workers, school employees, public transport workers, civil servants, and for 4Ps
- Allow companies right not to hire unvaccinated applicants
- Require RT-PCR tests for unvaccinated existing employees at their own expense
In line with this, IATF is analyzing the unified vaccines, test, and contract tracing data ecosystem suggestions.