AS the Philippines officially rolls out today, March 1, its national vaccination program against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), it should not sweep some important issues under the rug just because the inoculation drive has begun.

A few days ago, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, concurrent co-chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, candidly admitted that the requirement for an indemnification law to get Covid-19 vaccines came as a surprise.

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