First, it issues an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for China-made Sinovac vaccines. Then it advises against its use for health care frontliners.
This prompted Sen. Panfilo Lacson to compare the actions to a chef who refuses to eat the food that he just cooked because it is not good, but which he serves to the customers.
“For how can a vaccinator convince the person that he is about to inoculate if he/she himself/herself is being discouraged by the government to use the Sinovac vaccine? This raises more questions and issues than what the NTF is already busy grappling with,” Lacson said.
Earlier Monday, the FDA said it has issued an EUA for Sinovac vaccines, but said its low efficacy rate does not make it advisable for health care workers.