Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said on Friday that he is willing to be publicly vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto (Mayor Vico Sotto’s Twitter)

In an interview over CNN Philippines’ The Final Word, Sotto said that he is ready to be vaccinated in public and that the brand of the vaccine does not matter to him as long as it has an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) coming from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“I am very much willing [to be vaccinated] but I believe in following the rules,” Sotto said.

“Kahit anong brand na unang dumating willing akong magpabakuna (I am willing to be vaccinated with any brand), but for us, we see in the DOH guidelines it’s health care professionals first, so we will go strictly by that,” he added.

The FDA has so far granted an EUA only to two vaccine manufacturers. Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine received its EUA on January 14, while AstraZeneca’s EUA was given on January 28.

Source: Manila Bulletin (