NAIS ni election lawyer at senior rights advocate Romulo Macalintal na payagan nang makalabas ng bahay ang mga nabakunahan nang senior citizens.
“May I suggest that the IATF’s guidelines on community quarantine be relaxed a bit for senior citizens (SCs) who have already been vaccinated against the Covid-19,” ani Macalintal sa liham aa Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases.
“The rule that SCs (senior citizens) should ‘remain in their residences at all times’ in areas under quarantine should be amended in that SCs who have already been vaccinated even with one dose may be allowed to go out of their residences at any time provided they still observe the required health protocols of wearing face masks and face shields and observing physical and social distancing,” dagdag niya.
Ayon kay Macalintal, dapat payagan nang makapagsimba, makadalo sa mga mass gatherings at makakain sa restaurants ang mga ito.
“However, they should be required to show a copy of their vaccination card issued by vaccination centers to prove that they were already inoculated,” aniya.
Naniniwala siya na kapag binigyan ng espesyal na pribilehiyo ang mga nabakunahanang senior citizens, mas marami pang matatanda ang pipila para magpabakuna.
“Relaxing the quarantine rules for vaccinated SCs may also bolster the joint government and private sectors’ call to support the vaccination drive of the government,” giit niya.