Defensor wants priority for young, middle-aged adults in vaccine rollout


Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. expressed his intent to adjust the Covid-19 vaccination program to prioritize citizens aged 20 to 35 years.

Defensor explained that most infected cases recorded by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) were those within the age group.

They were more susceptible because they often leave home for work purposes. (

If this age group is given the vaccine, Defensor said they will not spread the virus to their work associates, senior citizens and any person with co-morbidities they come into close contact with.

As of April 27, the PHO recorded 1,524 infected individuals aged 21 to 30 years; followed by 1,231 cases from ages 31 to 40; and 923 cases from ages 41 to 50.