Thursday, October 28

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The waiting game: Thomasians outside Metro Manila still seeking access to COVID-19 jabs

The waiting game: Thomasians outside Metro Manila still seeking access to COVID-19 jabs

Issues, The Flame Explains
THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) has become one of  Manila's vaccination sites, giving Thomasians and their families—Manileño or not—access to what everyone hopes will end the pandemic. But for students residing in the province, the means to travel and the quarantine protocols in the Philippine capital pose a problem. This leaves Thomasians far from school with no choice but to play the waiting game.  Among them is Maxine Rae Joaquin, a third year communication arts student from Ilocos Norte who remains unvaccinated since her local government is still administering jabs to the priority groups.  Because of the limited vaccine supply, the government prioritized health workers, senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, essential workers, and the indigent population, sectors tha