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These Essential Workers are Part of Vaccine Priority List, Fourth in Line

Delivery staff, vendors, security guards, OFWs.
by Joel Guinto
Apr 16, 2021
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

The Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 has identified those who qualify as A4 or fourth priority in the government's vaccination program. These include vendors, delivery staff, priests, OFWs and other workers deemed essential.

Vaccines are currently given to priority groupsd A1 (health frontliners), A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (with comorbidities). After A4 comes A5 (indigent population).

CONTEXT: Who's on the COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List? 

These people qualify as A4 or essential workers, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque:

  • Frontline workers in groceries, supermarkets, delivery services
  • Workers in manufacturing for food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical products frontline workers in food retail, including food service delivery
  • Frontline workers in private and government financial services
  • Frontline workers in hotels and accommodation establishments
  • Priests, rabbis, imams, and other religious leaders
  • Security guards/ personnel assigned in offices, agencies, and organizations identified in the list of priority industries/sectors
  • Frontline workers in private and government news media; customer-facing personnel of telecoms, cable and internet service providers, electricity distribution and water distribution utilities
  • Frontline personnel in basic education and higher education institutions and agencies
  • Overseas Filipino workers, including those scheduled for deployment within two months.
  • Frontline workers in law/justice, security, and social protection sectors
  • Frontline government workers engaged in the operations of government transport system, quarantine inspection; worker safety inspection and other COVID-19 response activities
  • Frontline government workers in charge of tax collection, assessment of businesses for incentives, election, national ID, data collection personnel; diplomatic community and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) personnel in consular operations
  • Department of Public Works and Highways personnel in charge of monitoring government infrastructure projects
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