MANILA – Lawyers, judges, and other employees in the justice sector are included in priority category A4 of the government’s vaccination plan, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Monday.
The A4 category includes non-medical frontline personnel in essential sectors both public and private, uniformed personnel, those with high levels of interaction with or exposure to the public, and workers in priority government projects.
“Judges, prosecutors, public attorneys, and similar individuals directly involved in the dispensation of justice have been included by the Inter-Agency Task Force in priority A4 of the national vaccination program,” Guevarra said in a statement.
Guevarra made the clarification following the request of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, through its national president, Domingo Cayosa, to include lawyers on the A4 list.
National Task Force Against Covid 19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. also said the A4 and A5 (indigents) recipients may be inoculated by May.
The list of justice sector beneficiaries will be determined by the Department of Justice, IBP and clerks of court. (PNA)