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WHO: Philippines' COVID vaccine rollout for elderly 'unfortunate, unsatisfactory'

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An elderly woman receives her COVID-19 vaccine shot in this undated photo. The STAR / file


MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged the Philippines to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations on vulnerable groups, as its representative said the rollout for the elderly is "unfortunate and unsatisfactory."


Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe gave the blunt assessment at a government briefing as he announced the COVAX Facility, co-led by the WHO, would send some 10 million more doses to the country. 


"We have made progress but unfortunately, the progress in the Philippines has been painfully slow," he said. "This is unfortunate, unsatisfactory."


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/14/2127085/who-philippines-covid-vaccine-rollout-elderly-unfortunate-unsatisfactory


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