Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Seriously ill people to be prioritized for vaccines

The GOVERNMENT will prioritize people aged 18 to 59 years with serious illnesses for vaccination against the coronavirus, according to a memo issued by the Department of Health (DoH).

Under the memo dated March 30, these illnesses include chronic respiratory, cardiovascular, chronic kidney, cerebrovascular, chronic liver and neurologic diseases, hypertension, malignancy, diabetes, obesity and immunodeficiency.

Affected people should present a medical certificate, medical prescription, hospital records such as discharge summary and medical abstract, or surgical and pathology reports issued in the past 18 months.

People with autoimmune diseases, human immunodeficiency virus, cancer/malignancy, transplant and bed-ridden patients, and those undergoing steroid treatment must get a medical clearance before getting vaccinated, according to the memo.

Patients with hypertensive emergencies will not be vaccinated and must be referred to the emergency room. Vaccination will be rescheduled until their condition is controlled, DoH said.

Migrant Filipinos and other groups with legal residency status in the Philippines such as foreign nationals or diplomats will be included in the priority group they belong to, including senior citizens or those with serious illnesses.

About 670,000 people had been vaccinated as of March 29, presidential spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr. said on Tuesday. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



Post Office collection and cash delivery workers are to stage a one-day strike later this month in a dispute over pay. Members of the...


UK consumers cut back on credit card borrowing in May amid fears over rising interest rates and a slowing economy driven by a cost...


The bank said that it was introducing a £1,200-a-year pay increase from August 1, which would start to show in next month’s pay packets....


Postmasters caught up in the Horizon IT scandal say that they are still being “left in the dark” about a compensation package after the...


Expenditures for environmental protection declined by 4.6% year on year in 2021, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. The statistics agency’s Compendium...


BT staff have voted for their first national strike in 35 years, which is expected to affect customers across the country having broadband services...

You May Also Like


Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...


Ivermectin, an existing drug against parasites including head lice, has had a checkered history when it comes to treating COVID-19. The bulk of studies...


Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the global population. Therefore, it is a problem that many people suffer or have suffered throughout...


As a traditionally rigid insurance industry becomes bogged down by antiquated processes and operations, a handful of industry leaders are seeking to shake things...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.