NATIONAL Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. appealed to local officials to stay focused on vaccination efforts and not be distracted by election concerns.

"It is our hope that our local leaders will have the will to temporarily set aside their personal interests and first ensure the health and protection of their constituents, especially now that the country is experiencing another major surge," Galvez said over the weekend.

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