NEDA: A4 group should pre-register, show certificate of eligibility from office prior to vaccination

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) — Those in the A4 priority group must present a certificate of eligibility from their respective offices prior to their COVID-19 vaccination, which is expected to begin soon, according to Socioeconomic Planning Undersecretary Rose Edillon.

The document must state that they are a frontline worker, along with their subgroup classification, Edillon said. It should be signed by the head of the company or the human resources department, she added.

"You need to present iyong tinatawag naming (what we call) certificate of A4 eligibility," she told a briefing on Tuesday.

Those under the A4 group must also pre-register in the immunization program of the governments of cities or towns where their workplaces are located unless their companies have special arrangements with local governments.

"Ang instruction pa rin is magpapalista ka sa LGU kung saan ka nagtatrabaho," the undersecretary said. "Ang isang maganda rin dito is kung pwedeng makipag-coordinate na ang iyong company kasi para mas mabilis ang proseso."

[Translation: The instruction is to enlist in the inoculation program of the LGU where your place of work is located. Another good thing here is, if possible, your company can coordinate with the LGU so the process will be faster.]

The A4 sector has 17 subgroups. It covers essential workers, including uniformed personnel.

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Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. proposed to start in the last week of May the vaccination of A4 group, and even the A5 cluster or the indigent sector.

If the vaccination of these two groups pushes through by the end of the month, they will be inoculated alongside healthcare workers, senior citizens, and people with comorbidities.

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