Vaccine pass ‘too premature’, businesses urged to focus on COVID-19 prevention instead

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By ABS-CBN News

The Philippine Retailers Association on Monday said it was “too premature” to propose mandatory vaccine passes for customers who would like to enter indoor establishments.

Establishments should focus on containing COVID-19 spread, said the association’s president Rosemarie Ong.

“Ang take namin dito is that it’s too premature. Number 1, it’s counterproductive kasi…ang navavaccinate pa lang natin ay seniors with comorbidity. Once we reach herd immunity siguro pag-usapan natin,” she told ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.

(Our take on this is that it’s too premature. It’s counterproductive…because we’ve only vaccinated seniors with comorbidity. Once we reach herd immunity, maybe we can discuss this.)

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