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Excused: Digong declares three-day National Covid-19 Vaccination Days

Nov 24, 2021, 7:39 AM
James Veloso

James Veloso

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Malacanang said employees and workers of the government and private sector who will be vaccinated during the three-day vaccination drive shall not be considered absent from their work, provided they present proof of vaccination to their respective employers.

In order to encourage more Filipinos to get vaccinated, the government has assured the public that those skipping work for its nationwide Covid-19 mega-vaccination rollout could excuse themselves from work.

Under Proclamation No. 1253, President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Wednesday (November 24) November 29, 30 and December 1 as "Bayanihan, Bakunahan National Covid-19 Vaccination Days."

The mega-vaccination rollout, which coincided with the celebration of national hero Andres Bonifacio's birthday on November 30, aims to encourage Filipinos to become "heroes" by getting themselves and their families protected against Covid-19.

To ensure that workers who belong in the A4 Category (essential workers) and the rest of the adult population can avail of the vaccines, Malacanang said employees and workers of the government and private sector who will be vaccinated during the three-day vaccination drive shall not be considered absent from their work, provided they present proof of vaccination to their respective employers.

Earlier, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has assured government employees that they will not be marked as "absent" if they get vaccinated for Covid-19 on those days.

“Absence from work during the day of inoculation of the first and second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, including future booster shots, whenever applicable, shall be considered as excused absence,” read the interim guidelines issued by the CSC.

The three-day vaccination drive seeks to inoculate 15 million Filipinos across 16 regions outside Metro Manila.

Currently, some 32.9 million Filipinos have completed their Covid-19 jabs.

Tags: #Covid19vaccine, #NationalVaccinationDays, #employment, #absence


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