Chiz urges gov’t to inoculate homeless families, street kids too

Chiz urges gov’t to inoculate homeless families, street kids too

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA – Sorsogon Gov. Chiz Escudero is calling on authorities to make plans for the inoculation of the homeless and street children who have no access to the life-saving vaccines to ensure that they are also safe and protected against the COVID-19 virus.

Escudero noted the presence of these marginalized segments of society continues to increase during the Christmas season, especially in Metro Manila, asking for help from motorists and the commuting public, which make them more vulnerable and at risk of getting infected with the deadly virus.

While the National Capital Region has already achieved herd immunity as more than 100 percent of Metro Manila’s target eligible population are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Escudero said streets dwellers, mostly concentrated in the metropolis, should not be left out of the inoculation program.

(ai/mtvn)

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